Dealing with PTSD means dealing with a variety of emotions, lack of emotions, triggers, memories, and nightmares (just to name a few)...what some people do not realize is that there is a startle response that comes with all of that. What is startle response? Startle response is a defensive response, a mechanism to cope with a sudden or … [Read more...]
Food Hugs, Support, and Basketball…
What an odd blog post title, right? What is a food hug? What does basketball have to do with anything? I decided on Monday night that I didn't want to adult anymore. You know. I didn't want to worry about bills, think about the dinner menu for the week, fold laundry, work on lesson plans...nothing. I wanted a food hug and I wanted to watch … [Read more...]
Stop. Breathe. Smile.
Today I heard a commercial on the radio (yes, the radio) and a few of the lines I can remember were stop, breathe, smile...or something along those lines. The commercial for Pass One Hour Heating and Air was their version of a Christmas card and it has been with me since this morning when I heard it air.The holidays always bring about some hustle … [Read more...]
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