What To Do Until The Shock And Anxiety Subsides?

Not long ago, someone asked me an amazing question after learning about their partner’s addiction that I’d like to share:

 “What to do until the shock and anxiety subsides enough that we can take care of ourselves and think straight? Being careful not to make impulsive regretful decisions.”

 Wowzers! I told you it was amazing! Not only does it ask about self-care, it also shows awareness about making impulsive decisions during a vulnerable time.

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This is a good anchor

Have you ever heard your voice and thought, “Oh my gosh, that’s what I sound like? Ugh!” Me too. Since I’m over-the-hill, I don’t cringe the way I used to. Until now.

I started recording my podcast back in the beginning of February. Countless times, I attempted to record, listen, and then post my first episode. I couldn’t do it. Not for an entire month. I’d record it, listen, and then hit delete.

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PTSD Awareness Month - Healing From Betrayal Trauma

As I said in my last post, June is a great month in our home. Full of birthdays, Father’s Day, and of course the first day of summer. Bring on that beach weather, baby!

It’s also PTSD Awareness month. In 2010, the US Senate officially designated June 27 as National PTSD Awareness Day, and then in 2014, the Senate designated the whole month of June as PTSD Awareness Month.

PTSD is something that is near and dear to my heart. Someone very close to me has PTSD from the violence he witnessed while deployed in Afghanistan. He attempted suicide multiple times. I was able to support him through some of those tough times by attending a support group and sharing my own suicide attempt with him. I’m grateful to say that counseling and a therapy dog has helped him a great deal.

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Hello? Hello? Is there anyone out there?

Wow you guys! This is the longest blogging break I’ve taken since I started blogging in 2011. I thought it would only be the month of April but then when the beginning of the month rolled around, I wasn’t ready to come back yet.

Not because I don’t miss everyone, because I do…and I can’t wait to see what everyone has been up to, I was crazy busy doing some great stuff and I didn’t want to stop! I know so selfish of me.

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