Tags » Hyper-vigilance

Confined to the "Pauser Reason"

I do occasionally “practice what I preach.” Last week I shared my thoughts re the “judgment of God” being a label that we have applied to the terror of suddenly being stabbed with self-awareness after having said or done something ill-advised or even stupid. 312 more words


Do you have chaos in your life?

The phenomenon of finding oneself immersed in chaotic situations – and the need to blame others, being unaware of the reasons for one’s reactions - is almost always linked to a traumatic childhood. 68 more words

I am a writer

What do you do for a living?

One of my least favourite questions and I get asked all the time. What do I do for a living? 375 more words

Mood Management

When The Lights Go Out

Normally, I am the most prepared person in the world. I am calm, and collected, and even when my emotions are raging on the inside, I can compartmentalize things and be “hyper-rational” to get whatever needs to be, done. 1,346 more words


In Defense Of Hyper-vigilance

I really want to talk about something that happened at work, but of course, I can’t. You can’t discuss work things on the internet without fear of being fired. 879 more words

Suicidal Ideation

I have PTSD. A lot of people think they know what PTSD is about because of the way it is portrayed in the media but I’m here to tell you it can’t easily be described or explained and it’s nothing like it is on TV most of the time. 585 more words

Mood Management


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