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Life Making Sense: PTSD Awareness

Now that I understand that I’ve been experiencing Post Traumatic Stress since I was very young, I’ve been remembering many instances of PTSD over the course of my life, and it is only now that they are making sense.  When I was little, I watched a Little Rascal’s show, an early well-known TV program for children, in which the kids were making a cake. A plastic glove was dropped inadvertently into the batter and in the oven, as the cake baked, the glove expanded.

It grew so huge that the oven door was forced open, the glove, at that point, looking like a giant cow’s udder. I remember being absolutely horrified watching the events unfold. Unconsciously afraid my own stomach would up and attack me one day, like it did shortly after my birth, here on the screen was an out-of-control, organ-like sac, blowing up  beyond belief.  It finally burst and all the Little Rascals were covered with cake. I was so relieved the ordeal was over.

Watching the show, I was not aware of the nature of my fear and simply experienced acute anxiety and terror. There was no one to help or even know vaguely what was going on with me. That’s why it is important that as many people as possible learn about PTSD and its symptoms.  Anxiety, flashbacks, recurrent dreams, and fear unrelated to any real and present danger are only a few. When parents know more about this condition, they can better help their children. Adults afflicted with PTSD will be better able to identify and locate their own symptoms, thereby gaining control of their lives. With this deeper understanding of self, they will be able to live a more peaceful and fulfilling life.

0 Responses to Life Making Sense: PTSD Awareness

  1. First off I would like to say superb blog! I had a quick question in which I’d like
    to ask if you do not mind. I was curious to know how you center yourself and clear your head before
    writing. I have had a hard time clearing
    my mind in getting my thoughts out there. I truly do take pleasure
    in writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15
    minutes tend to be wasted simply just trying to figure out how to begin. Any suggestions
    or tips? Thank you!

    • Sorry it’s taken awhile to reply. Your comment ended up in my Spam box. I don’t usually have to clear my head before writing. However, I meditate early in the morning and clear my head. I attend to my fears and rigidity and allow the true messages to filter in beyond the learned ones. The true reality is that I am safe. I am whole. I am friends with the universe. All is well. These types of messages set me up for clear thinking later when writing for my blog. Hope this info serves as a “tip.” Write well.

  2. First off I would like to say superb blog! I had a quick question in which I’d like
    to ask if you do not mind. I was curious to know how you center yourself and clear your head before
    writing. I have had a hard time clearing
    my mind in getting my thoughts out there. I truly do take pleasure
    in writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15
    minutes tend to be wasted simply just trying to figure out how to begin. Any suggestions
    or tips? Thank you!

    • Sorry it’s taken awhile to reply. Your comment ended up in my Spam box. I don’t usually have to clear my head before writing. However, I meditate early in the morning and clear my head. I attend to my fears and rigidity and allow the true messages to filter in beyond the learned ones. The true reality is that I am safe. I am whole. I am friends with the universe. All is well. These types of messages set me up for clear thinking later when writing for my blog. Hope this info serves as a “tip.” Write well.

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