- Small Town, Indiana, USA
- November 13
- Blogging with PTSD
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." - Leo Buscaglia
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MY RECENT POSTS
- Time to Move
July 19, 2014 10:27AM
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- Time for change?
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- La Puff est Morte
July 07, 2014 06:38PM
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professional development to
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Hello. This week's prompt is to write a story about a stranger that you saw today.
My imagination led me here.
I hope you enjoy it. Read full post »
I have to say that I am not surprised that I haven't lost any weight. I have a load of excuses: I got really sick in February from the gym, I then delved into my PTSD and became an emotional wreck for 3 months, I freaked out… Read full post »
A face without a name
A heart so full of love
what is there to spare
when the call comes from above
How do we go on
when the love we knew is gone
where do we go forth
when a life is said and done?
We come together here
We sing a song of joy
We celebrate… Read full post »
Hooray for me, today I bought the beginning of my new fence! I am going to do the west end first, where the neighbors are, and where the sun goes down, so I can sit on my back steps and watch it in peace.
(I did get a swift kick this… Read full post »
Melissa Noble, I need you to step up because she is bringing you into it, too. If you agree with this statement from the Facebook page, then please state here, in my comments, that you do. Otherwise, you are complicit in the harassment.
From V's Facebook page this morning:
"Phyllis used… Read full post »
Life has a flow, it is hard sometimes to slow down and see the patterns. I have been noticing patterns around me lately that make me wonder about things.
I have a routine now, and I seem to have found a routine that is pleasant.
I stop at the same… Read full post »
As I was watching my beets cook, it occurred to me that I haven't made a garden post in a while, so here, today, is an update. It is raining, intermittent showers which are making my ponytail frizz mightily and making it icky to pull weeds, of which I have many.… Read full post »
Now turn off your computer and go make some good memories.
Hello. I found another saying by Dr. Amen recently that said that smells affect the deep limbic system in your brain, and that surrounding yourself with sweet smells works in a positive way. So while this can't be a scratch and sniff post, I hope these photos bring you memories of… Read full post »
Always will be alone
I just looked at the calendar in my phone; there's a good chance that this incredible funk I am living in is hormonally based. While that would be nice, hopeless is not a fun place to be, I have spent the couple of days wondering… Read full post »
Young James suggested that I let my anger out. He's over there writing about sex, so I guess I could write about violence.
I have to admit, the thought of being able to purge it all through writing is a wonderful dream. Who wouldn't like such an easy, low impact way to… Read full post »
I can't talk
Speech is beyond me
Things I want to say
But I can't find the courage
Would anyone care
If I do say what I want
Setting myself up
Letting go of control
Wanting to, needing to
Not being able to
Not knowing if they care
Making dreams out… Read full post »
What is this life
How do we wend
When the bogey man
Is around every bend?
How do we go on
When we are scared half to death
What do we do
When gasping for breath?
I, too, am afraid
Of what, who knows?
Life is just scary
And so on it goes.
But why do you fear me?
I don't… Read full post »
Live love slander loss libel good evil spite
Two things have come to my attention this week, from two independent sources. The first is that I tend to grumble a lot, and the second is that you have to be careful whom you talk to because no conversation is… Read full post »
Today turned out to be a lazy day. I woke up energetic, went into town to get a haircut and some cat food; PetSmart had 15% off today so I bought extra and I bought a 42 pound package of cat litter for $15.49 - 15%. I then got some… Read full post »
Oh, to be filled
with joyous abandon
to be young and be lithe and be gay
Oh, just to feel
this joyous abandon
to be bright in the month of May
I want to be
that joyous abandon
to run and to shout and to play
Oh let me live
in joyous abandon
to the end of my final… Read full post »
The past eleven days have been enlightening. You may remember that it was a Thursday night eleven days ago that my older sister called to tell me that she had to move into my house and the narrow escape I had; she didn't move in. I finally got a text from… Read full post »
Being self aware is something that is not for the faint of heart, especially when you have emotional issues to deal with. I make no claims to being self aware, but I am becoming more so, I hope.
Some of you may have read my posts about having to delve into… Read full post »
The next word is tragedy. So what, once you experience tragedy you're no longer young?
Maybe it's the acceptance of the tragedy that ages you. I know I feel older every time I have a PTSD episode, be it a flashback or the hell I just went through for the past… Read full post »
Today, I am in a good mood. It hit yesterday as I was leaving work and is still upon me. The headache still lingers, I am sitting in the sun as I type because I chose the wrong seat (I'm going to move now) (safely moved), and I am fully edematized… Read full post »
This was just shared on my Facebook page, and it feels right for today. Kaziah Hancock, who paints portraits of fallen military personnel.
Joyous news!!!! She's not moving in!!!! Dad got through to her and she did something smart for a change. Thanks to all the good spirits who intervened and saved my poor head from exploding.
I got a phone call from my sister last night- she has blown an opportunity to get… Read full post »
I went out into my yard today to plant and pick up mowed grass and pull weeds, enjoying the sun and the music from my Walkman and being peaceful. I dug up the spot for my cabbages and brussels sprouts, tilled it, raked it, and began planting. I stood up after… Read full post »
Another experiment in pharmacology seems to have failed for me. What is it about my physiology that doesn't allow me to live inside of an FDA approved bottle of chemicals?
This post won’t be a lesson in physiology as I really don’t know enough on the topic to expound and… Read full post »
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