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How Your Body Reacts to Fear

DANGER STRIKES!

Body registers imminent annihilation via the senses.

Amygdala, part of the survival brain, takes control and neutralizes the thinking brain because there is literally no time for thought now. 838 more words

PTSD

I am Writing Again...

It has been a tough go this year with the death of my daughter and the new things that I am learning. I somehow sense that this is something that I must do to heal and continue in my evolution so I will write and seek to continue to understand what appears in my frame of awareness. 465 more words

Learning To Fly

If you need me, I'll be hiding in my bathroom

It’s the middle of the day on a weekday, I don’t remember why it was that I wasn’t at work and my husband was, but for some reason I was home alone.   1,350 more words

Recovery

baby steps

The other day I was alone with a baby. I have not been alone with a baby since my days with Sawyer.

Our neighbor’s baby boy had heart surgery the first week of January.  91 more words

Grief

There is an UNSEEN GIFT in PTSD that often goes unnoticed

“There is an UNSEEN GIFT in PTSD that often goes unnoticed”. I discovered this gift when I began to pay attention to an energy within myself… that was frightening and that I had labelled the unbearable pit of sadness and grief. 275 more words

Freedom

Lac-Mégantic survey shows residents remain traumatized 18 months after disaster

More than a year and a half after the deadly Lac-Mégantic train derailment, some residents are seeking psychological counselling for the first time for post-traumatic stress disorder, says the director of a group of social workers assigned to help victims of the tragedy. 616 more words

Local News

Writing and Health: Part Deux

Last weeks post about writing was pretty popular, so I decided to do another post about it and some of its benefits. If you missed last weeks’ post you can click on it here: 708 more words

Blood Pressure