Once a person recovers from the immediate effects of trauma, there may be an invisible impression left behind in their nervous system. That’s the root of PTSD, which is a way in which the trauma comes back in unwelcome, disturbing ways. CareNote author, Geoffrey Tyrell, offers ways to help a loved one move forward when they are suffering from PTSD.
If you have a friend or a loved one who suffers from depression or its cousin, anxiety, you are not alone.
Simply put, as a caring helper, you are the tool of your trade. And how you care for yourself physically, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually has a direct connection to the quality of the care you are able to offer. Taking care of yourself makes it possible for you to help take care of others. If the well-being of the person you are attending is the goal, ignoring your own self-care should raise some red flags. Here are some guidelines that can help you avoid the pitfalls.
Lent is a special time of year. Its name is related to the word “length,” since Lent is always celebrated when the days lengthen and winter turns to spring. The season has traditionally been seen as a time of renunciation or self-denial, when we “give up things” for Lent. But Lent is best experienced as a time of growth: growing closer to God and our true selves through prayer, meditation, and focused attention to our spiritual lives.
by Darcie D. Sims The holidays are coming and I’m not sure I’m ready. I’m not sure I’ll ever be ready again. It’s winter and