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There are advantages to hyper-vigilance.

Often in the list of negative symptoms for PTSD and other trauma survivor responses is hyper-vigilance or sometimes called hyper-awareness.  You walk into a room and know where all the doors for escape are located.  323 more words


Screaming in silence...

Dear diary,

What do you write when you’re screaming on the inside? How do you get that emotion out in writing? How do you manage, when there is no one you can talk to, no one that you trust enough to tell what really is going on inside your head? 313 more words


World Building, World Escaping

I’m in that weird place between novels where I am building the world for the next novel but spending large amounts of my time revising the old novel. 383 more words

Mood Management

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What ‘theme’ has been present for you throughout most of your life?

Heightened sensitivity has occupied a prominent place in my head and heart.   193 more words

My Life In Prose

PTSD (finally)

I’ve learned a lot about PTSD in the last year. I’d be willing to lay down real money that no person has ever been as overjoyed as I was to be told I had PTSD. 1,414 more words

Happy Anniversary

I know it’s early for me to be posting another blog but today is a special day. Today, three years ago, I left the Canadian Army. 415 more words

Mood Management

Adventures in Withdrawal


What can I say? I’m sure they have their place. Somewhere. Probably in the bottom of someone’s sock drawer. But what I can definitively say is that they don’t work for me. 603 more words

Mood Management