I Don’t Know What To Title This, But It’s About Suicide

In the wake of the suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain this week, all I can think about is that I wish a.) I could say THE thing that would stop anyone else from taking that final step, and b.) I could explain to everyone who's never suffered from suicidal ideation what it's like … Continue reading I Don’t Know What To Title This, But It’s About Suicide

Birthday Postmortem

Yesterday was my birthday, and it was an awful day. I'm not saying that for pity, it just was. Nothing happened - it wasn't awful because of any event or negligence. Hubby, Kids and Dad were all very loving and thoughtful and delightful. My life is great in relative terms, and I have plenty of … Continue reading Birthday Postmortem

Things To Not Say To Someone With PTSD/Trauma

General Rule: If you would not say it to someone who was paralyzed in a car accident, about their paralyzation or any of the complications that go with it, don't say it to someone who has PTSD (or someone who's suffered a traumatic event, or who's lost a spouse or child or parent or sibling, … Continue reading Things To Not Say To Someone With PTSD/Trauma

Permission Slip for the 2nd Sunday of May

You have permission to feel whatever you feel on this day. You have permission to grieve. For a deceased child, a deceased mother, a barren womb, kids who've gone off the rails, disconnection or loss in any form that impacts your feelings about the day ...... You have permission to decline the impulse to Should … Continue reading Permission Slip for the 2nd Sunday of May