The Process of Establishing Resolutions
There are plenty of resolutions floating around right now -- How to be better, fitter, younger, lose weight, gain friends, and oh so many that revolve around money -- how to make more, spend less, invest, and save. Then, there's work! Are we going back to the brick-and-mortar work? Or, will we continue to work remotely, from our home offices? What do we hope to accomplish through our work efforts this year?
Edging Toward a New Life
When I first started writing, I felt like a man on a mission. Finally, I told myself, finally, I will be able to clear my mind of all the wretched memories that fill my psyche with my past life -- a life I stopped living in my twenties, some 50+ years ago.
What’s Happening? Suddenly Everyone Is An Expert On Every Subject
I’m not as bright as Aristotle, Plato, or Socrates. I certainly will never be compared with any of the great polymaths, either. That leads me to wonder: How did all these people suddenly find these answers to all these different problems?
Living With Post-Traumatic Stress
Before I go any further, a bit of background is in order: I have Post Traumatic Stress. I have had Post-Traumatic Stress since 1967, although I didn’t realize it until much later. My first counseling session didn’t happen until 1980. This article is not about the details of what caused my post-traumatic stress. It was brought about by a variety of both life events, plus physical and emotional traumas I sustained while I served in the Army. Today, my focus is devoted to showing others suffering from PTS the coping skills I learned and now use daily, to control what’s going on inside my brain. By repeating these techniques every single day, I can control my reactions to whatever incidents flood my mind at any moment. After reliving, over and over again, so many terrible events that have happened and what I witnessed, what could I possibly hope to accomplish by writing about them, especially so many years after they occurred? I hope to show other sufferers how they can achieve more peace, self-awareness, and acceptance of who they are and what they can become by sharing my relief tactics, as well as how I got to this place.
Questions! I Have Questions… aka Fluff!
I am positive everybody does stuff like this in their brain. I mean, how are we supposed to refrain? No, not poetry. Here's the setup: You are reading or have read several articles, or something you found in a book or magazine. Everything you read makes you reflect and wonder "How would I do this," or "What would I have done," or a zillion other questions that zoom through all those pages in your mind.