On a gusty Friday afternoon, with our umbrellas in hand, my 8-year-old daughter and I braved unseasonal heavy downpours to attend a very special wedding. I remember, as an 8-year-old girl, being enthralled by everything to do with weddings. The flowers, the romance, the fairytales, and especially the bridal dresses. My daughter is just as fascinated with weddings, and was … Continue reading How a School Teacher’s Wedding Became a Beautiful Lesson
suck it up! I get nightmares too... it's all in the past... you seem okay to me... only soldiers get that... what's the worst thing you've ever seen? be a man! have a beer and take your mind off it... just forget about it... it could be worse... you need to move on... what gave … Continue reading “What NOT to Say to Someone with PTSD”
Don't listen to the songs. Don't hold on to the stories. Don't watch the movies, and don't believe the fairytales. Because in the real world, nobody gets a happily ever after. The real world is full of real people, and real people are never perfect. Marriage is never perfect. Yet so many of us continue to idolise a happily … Continue reading Where Does the Mental Illness End and the Marriage Begin?
a body full of anger, a head full of trauma, a belly full of piss, and a hand full of pills. PTSD, you truly don't play fair. - Away With Her Words If you enjoyed this post, please consider sharing it on Facebook or Twitter below. PS. I'd love to meet … Continue reading “PTSD, You Truly Don’t Play Fair”
"Love Our Vets" by Welby O'Brien - Book Review When I'm faced with a new challenge, I automatically turn to books with the desire to educate myself. And prepare myself. But when my paramedic husband was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder five years ago, the idea of reading about the condition made me surprisingly anxious. … Continue reading “Love Our Vets – Restoring Hope for Families of Veterans with PTSD”
It likes to visit in the early hours after midnight, cutting through the hush of night so abruptly, so intensely, it will not be ignored for a second. But ignoring it never crosses our minds when we wake suddenly to the cries of his distress. With three children, it's far from the first time we've … Continue reading The Night Our Sick Child Triggered the PTSD Beast