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There are two main topics around here, writing and mental health. There is no wrong door, so feel free to explore, comment and enjoy.

I have a new post at the CPTSD Foundation

From Thinking Too Loud

What is Complex-PTSD (CPTSD)

Definition of C-PTSD


Complex post – traumatic stress disorder is a psychological disorder that can develop in response to prolonged, repeated experience of trauma in a context where the individual has little or no chance of escape.

Honestly, I can’t remember if these are my words or not. Please tell me if they are yours.

That is the clinical definition of Complex-PTSD. Other resources will explain C-PTSD as a form of PTSD that has other overlying factors. The two can be easily confused if you don’t start with the definition. The definition above holds some key phrases. Continue

A New 100 Word Essay: Off The Rails

The longer piece about the cycle of CPTSD, in my life, is posted at this link.

The Thinking Read

Book Review: Intense Transformation

This little book is rather like a HIIT workout itself. Short, intense, sometimes a challenge, but in the end, it is worth the work.
For those that are not familiar with the term, H.I.I.T. stands for High-Intensity Interval Training. Many programs over the years have followed the HIIT principles. Among them, Crossfit, P90X, Tabata, and interval training all have connections to the core idea of HIIT. Continue

Book Review: Ta Le – Book 1: Knowledge

The Cover of Tale

There were moments when through the voice of the narrator the modern world could fall away. I found myself immersed in a dark night on a vast savannah with only the comforting light of a campfire, the figure of a storyteller, and the story. Continue

Thinking Too Loud: A Little Victory Over CPTSD

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Photo by Jess Bailey Designs on Pexels.com

I didn’t have a migraine last night.
Read that sentence again because I’m going to explain WHY? that is a big deal. Ready?

One of the symptoms of my Complex PTSD, since I was 12 perhaps, has been debilitating blinding headaches. I could expect expect 3-4 nights out of the year that I would spend sleeping on the bathroom floor. Continue

New Haiku

The mad keep secrets / We hide our faces for shame. / We fight in silence.

Writing

I am finally bending to heads wiser than my own and developing this page as my presence as an author on the internet…
along with how many other millions of people.

Congratulations on finding me.

The Thinking Read is my blog for my non-mental health topics.

Essays, Stories, 100 words, and more are available from the Writing Index.

Complex PTSD

On the mental health side of things, some of you may know me by my writing on Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) at ThinkingTooLoud.org.

I have no plans to quit blogging over there. But, like almost everything in my life, it’s a wait-and-see.

Intentions, road to Hell, and all that.

For more information on CPTSD, memes, and resources see the Mental Health Index. My blog ThinkingTooLoud is now here.

My Book — Unhomed

Seeing as how I already mentioned it. I wrote a book.
Then I wrote another one.
Another one followed that. So now I had three.
Oops, make that four.

I’m deep in the querying trenches. Here’s to finding a publisher or agent who can fall in love with a book with a neurotypical MC, an Eastern European-like setting, intrigue, betrayal, and, of course, a few dragons.