Category Archives: PTSD

What Heartbreak Is and Isn’t (For Me)

Heartbreak isn’t something I’ve historically understood when it comes to romantic love. Though other types of heartache I understood, romantic love felt hollow, so any loss of a romantic situation left me simply shrugging my shoulders and saying, “Whatever…” My … Continue reading

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Be Humble, Be Vulnerable

Humans are strange. No doubt about it. Overall, we deny our own needs out of pride or fear or shame or guilt, and we fill our lives with useless clutter instead. When I look at my dogs, they don’t do that … Continue reading

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F@#k More

These past few weeks have been hell. The one time when I can be sure my depression will come back is when I’m sick. And it did, as I knew it would. But this last bit of ick has also … Continue reading

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Agency and Orgasms

Today, I asked D for something that even now, sounds a bit wonky even for me. And I was the one asking! But I’ve come to realize over these last fourish years that I know what I need to heal … Continue reading

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Soul Food

Today, I went to a workshop where we focused on what we want to bring into our lives over the next year, then we created vision boards. I’ve done this sort of thing before, but this time it was different. … Continue reading

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A Year of Overcoming Fear – 2017

This last year has gone by so fast that I’m still finding it hard to believe that it’s almost 2018. When the year began, I knew I wanted to run a small press and had just opened one. I also … Continue reading

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This is my Life

What is this life I’m living? Some days, I don’t recognize it. Living a life that is relatively stress-free (even when I have very stressful tasks to complete) isn’t something I thought possible. But I’ve shifted how I see challenges … Continue reading

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