When I Hit Bottom

We were told that we could not adopt. I had been hospitalized for PTSD too recently. I lost it. But in the aftermath, I am helping to raise my sister’s children. We can’t see as much as the Gods see; maybe this is an experience I will need if we are able to adopt later. [Read more…]

Divorcing My Biological Family

Divorcing My Biological Family by Lydia M Crabtree I challenged Tara to write about her father’s funeral unfettered by worry and concern that her biological family would comment or be hurt by what she had to say. During my challenge I promised I would write about something I find difficult: my decision to divorce my [Read More…]

Dragonflies

My father passed away just a few weeks ago. I mourned the kind and caring father he could be, and I was angry and deeply wounded by the psychopath he could be. My relatives encourage me to move on or remember the happy times, but they don’t understand that a survivor’s healing path is in living from moment to moment. [Read more…]

Long Dark Contemplation of My Soul Part 2 (possible triggers)

Image: Theatrical masks of Tragedy and Comedy. Mosaic, Roman artwork, 2nd century CE. The piece can be found at the Capitoline Museum in Rome, Palazzo dei Conservatori, first floor, hall of the Horti of Mæcenas. From the Baths of Decius on the Aventine Hill, Rome. Public Domain In The Long Dark Contemplation of My Soul [Read More…]

The Long Dark Contemplation of My Soul Part 1

When you are having a panic attack you crave quiet. In the ER registration, there was a lady having a worse breakdown then me screaming. There were also so many buzzers going off. I found myself gripping my hair, yelling, and running for the door. [Read more…]

The tricky mind and body connection.

I recently had a scary incident where my antibiotics interfered with my medication and I spiraled into a unhealthy mental state. Even though I had sever bronchitis I was feeling great. I was so happy to be alive and in love with my husband and pets. The little girl I had dreamed of a year [Read More…]

Community News Linkage

Disabilityscoop “Man With Cerebral Palsy Finalist In Oprah Network Contest” by Michelle Diament Zach Anner, who has cerebral palsy, is a finalist in a contest to host his own show on the Oprah Winfrey Network. He wants to create a travel show “for people who never thought they could travel.” As a side note: Redditors, [Read More…]