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In my recent posts I’ve been describing
PTSD as a troll that hides in the shadows and frightens us. I’d like
to take a moment to reflect on that metaphor.
don’t think they’re all bad. There are the trolls that appear in the
Hobbit, they’re bad, they want to eat you. There are the trolls that
appear on Facebook, they’re bad too, and I think they might also want to
eat you. But then there are the trolls like PTSD, and mental illness, the little things
in our lives that hide in the shadows and tell us to be afraid of
them. In reality we don’t need to be afraid of them, we just need to
make friends with them because these trolls, when properly understood
won’t eat us, they’ll help us grow. They’ll help us to be more
self-aware, mature, and independent and those things are all so good
because they are what make you unique and let them help you grow to be stronger. Step on the other ones.
comes with PTSD. I blog about PTSD once a week, searching the
mountains of information out there and bringing you the best of what
I find. I review a book on PTSD every other week. And I publish a weekly encouraging reflection and tweet
encouraging quotes for PTSD survivors daily, follow me to be
encouraged. Together we can make a difference.
trying to encourage those of you living with it I’m an author. I
write romance. I just finished my first book and I am revising and
editing it. With any luck it will be published later this year, in
the meantime you can get a sample of my work on the web for free. Original
work can be found here, and fanfiction can be found here. Let me know
what you think, and tell me how you found me!