What Does CPTSD Feel Like?

CPTSD

For me, it feels like my heart is breaking again and again, without the ability to ever get better. This is not the truth and is “just” a feeling. I need to ground myself often to come out of my illusions and stop breaking my own heart all over again. This might sound easy but … Read more

Healing From CPTSD – Books And Blogs

These are the books and blogs that helped me the most on my CPTSD healing journey (so far). I hope you’ll get some ideas for yourself too. John Sharp – The Insight Cure Elan Golomb – Adult Children Of Narcissists In Their Struggle For Self Mark Manson – I find his stuff very useful, from … Read more

The Right To Die With Dignity

dying with dignity

Warning: a sensitive topic I don’t want to encourage anyone into anything stupid or reckless. If you’re in danger of hurting yourself, please ask for help – you can do so here. I wish I could have the opportunity to die when I want and the way I want, which is through euthanasia. Just one … Read more

How To Give Your Brain A Rest?

brain rest

Did you know that reading a book or talking to a friend isn’t really rest? While your body might rest, your brain doesn’t. So, how can you get some cognitive rest? get enough sleep if you don’t sleep enough, make sure you get a nap (between ten minutes and an hour—any longer might have the … Read more

How To Choose The Right App For Your Mental Health?

mental health apps

I was a bit surprised when I started researching this field because I wasn’t expecting to find so many apps. So, how to choose something good for yourself when you’re surrounded by too much of everything? There is one thing that many apps (not just mental health) share – they are too complicated for frequent … Read more

How Do You Cope With A Brain Fog?

Do you know the feeling when you simply can’t focus on a task, no matter how hard you try? Feeling frequently distracted and tired? Do You need much longer to complete the most simple tasks? If your answer is yes, I can tell you that you’re not alone. I’m experiencing brain fog every month and … Read more

Reblog: What Is… Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week’s term is avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder. Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) is a type of eating disorder that involves restricting food intake, not with the aim of weight loss, but more along the lines of picky eating twisted to … Read more

Violence at Home #SignalForHelp

signal for help

Please share this post or just the video below. You never know when you might need it. It’s also good to know that if somebody else reaches out for help. Photo credit: https://commons.wikimedia.org

Reblog: Kill Your Panic (But Do It Slowly).

I experienced a severe anxiety attack recently, which reminded me how bad anxiety really is.  How could I forget? I am a person who will stuff unpleasant things away and forget them soon after the stress is gone. This is probably typical for other people too – an anxiety attack is something we’d all like to … Read more