Category: Healing and trauma

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 been held the day before. It was the result of a typo that never got […]

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 to you? You don’t deserve it!” These are the wrong questions. If I were to […]

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 absurdity are all signs of emotional numbing. Although, I didn’t realize that this is what […]

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 event would develop PTSD. And, although I have seen my share of violence, I still […]