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December Reflections 2014

December 2, 2014 LC 0

#DecemberReflections is a community project set up by author & photographer Susannah Conway. The idea being to simply take a photograph every day for the whole of December. The list of photo prompts for each day is below. I really like the positive mindfulness element of …

A.F.G.O!!!

December 2, 2014 LC 0

Unlike FOMO, YOLO and a hundred other text-y type acronyms I only heard AFGO for the first time last week. It apparently stands for: Another f***ing growth opportunity! A description that couldn’t have been more achingly apt after the horrible few days I’d just been throu …

Learning patience

November 17, 2014 LC 0

Learning to have patience with the PTSD recovery process has been (and still is) a hard lesson. In the beginning, I really struggled to accept that it would take time to heal and to manage the PTSD. I worried that people would think I was pathetic, wallowing in self-pity. It …

What’s an episode?

November 10, 2014 LC 2

What’s an episode like, what happens? PTSD is by nature a very individual tormentor. I don’t believe it’s possible to write a complete generic example of an episode, so this is just my experience. This description was written for my family to try and explain: I …

The illness that got in the way

November 10, 2014 LC 9

On re-starting this blog, I mentioned briefly in ‘About me’ about my recovery from the acute Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that crashed into my life nearly a year ago and a good 25 years after the actual source trauma, chronic long-term childhood sexual abuse (CSA …

What’s My 101?

October 22, 2014 LC 0

My 101 refers to my own personal Room 101 as in George Orwell’s 1984 – in my case it’s PTSD and CSA that reside in that particular room. So this area of my blog is where I plan to skewer them!! It’s where I’ll put anything PTSD, CSA or recovery s …
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Matera

October 20, 2014 LC 0

Matera in Basillicata, Italy, is jaw-dropping. I’d wanted to visit for ages and it certainly didn’t disappoint. WOW!! The place is just incredible. The third oldest continually inhabited settlement on earth (after Jericho and Aleppo), Matera dates from the palaeo …