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Niacin for depression and anxiety

Despite the negative press last week about high doses of Niacin (Nicotinic Acid) being dangerous in regards to treating high cholesterol, I am living proof that Niacin, in nicotinic acid form, taken at high doses works miracles in treating anxiety and depression.   306 more words

Finding Me (A Story Of Overcoming PTSD)

Ode to Louise Gluck

I’m writing this poem based on my favorite poem by Gluck–”Mutable Earth.”  I carry that one with me in my wallet.  Rosanna Warren has described Gluck’s writing, for one as–”her–power is to distance the lyric ‘I’ as subject and object of attention” and to “impose a discipline of detachment upon urgently subjective material”  William Logan from the New York Times described her work as “the logical outcome of a certain strain of confessional verse–starved adjectives, thinned to a nervous set of verbs, intense almost past bearing, her poems have been dark, damaged and difficult to avert your gaze from.” (taken from… 249 more words

Mental Illness

Starts with the action of letting go of thoughts, simple!


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Assorted

The perils of hiding things

I recently discovered that I have told Mama Bear far less about the abuse than I think that I have. I have talked around what happened and hinted at it, but not given her many details. 1,155 more words

The truth within me (Letting go, musing)

A little time for writing is always necessary to the soul. Lately, I’ve preferred a real pad of paper and ballpoint pen as my means of communicating my words. 1,760 more words

Never feeling safe

My cousin was murdered when I was 8.  Of course, I had a lot on my own plate to deal with and my family clearly did not know how to talk about it.   558 more words

A Day in My Life

Each week I travel to Boston for therapy. It is an 8 hour trip that is full of pain and discomfort so it is not an easy task to accomplish because of my CPTSD. 570 more words

Complex PTSD