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We call face obstacles and challenges in life. A key to overcoming them is to add some effective tools to your life toolbox.Tools designed to help you cope and diffuse the challenge so you can get back to what matters most.

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My PTSD Story #3  – I Was Stalked by a Rapist

My PTSD Story #3 – I Was Stalked by a Rapist

TRIGGER WARNING: SEXUAL VIOLENCE/RAPE This is my third PTSD story, in a series about the trauma I have gone through which led to my diagnosis of Complete Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  During the summer of 1983, I was woken by the rattling of my bedroom window....

Possible Causes of PTSD, Besides Combat

Possible Causes of PTSD, Besides Combat

There are many possible causes of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). The term PTSD is one I had long associated with soldiers returning from war. Shell-shock. Battle Fatigue. Combat Fatigue. Those were terms I had seen in movies. For years, I was living with the...

My PTSD Story #2  – Trapped at Home with a Burglar

My PTSD Story #2 – Trapped at Home with a Burglar

Trigger warning. This is my second of my PTSD stories – the trauma related events that led to me living with complex post traumatic disorder. My childhood home’s basement had just one exit. A long set of stairs on the south side of the house. At the top of the stairs,...

My Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Story

My Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Story

Have I told you my post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) story? Probably not. I haven't told many people. After all, I tried to hide it for years. Many, many years.  In fact, this is the first time I have openly spoken (well written) about it. You see, i was afraid...

Resilience and the Law of Least Resistance

Resilience and the Law of Least Resistance

Exhausted – that is how I felt when we returned from the ER visit that Friday evening. My youngest daughter had broken her arm in a rollerskating accident. It was extremely late, everyone was hungry, and I just wanted to crawl into bed, but those motherly instincts...

Is Your Stress Level Killing You? Studies Say No!

Is Your Stress Level Killing You? Studies Say No!

Telling yourself you thrive under stress could be healthy.  It's a much better story to tell yourself, than, "This stress is killing me." You see... A 1998 study found that 54% of American's are worried about their stress level.  Here's the kicker: most people are...

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