Category Archives: Healing and trauma

The choice is ours: victims or masters

September 22, 2011 I read an excellent book today, The Walk, written by Richard Paul Evans. I had nothing to do all afternoon but read. I drove 158 km to attend a workshop, only to find out the workshop had … Continue reading

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Why not me?

September 19, 2011 Many people who experience a traumatic event, such as a natural disaster, often ask themselves, “Why me?”  When I share the news of a negative event with my extended family, someone always says, “Why did this happen … Continue reading

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Adjusting my sails

September 18, 2011 Dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) means that I have adopted certain coping skills. The emotional numbing I have relied on is quite obvious. Downplaying the severity of the situation, shrugging it off, and laughing at the … Continue reading

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Dealing with PTSD

September 17, 2011 Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is more common that I had thought. I would never have associated those words with my life. I certainly can understand how someone who has been involved in a war, conflict, or violent … Continue reading

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