Category Archives: ptsd

My new blog- please respond…

Hello, friends. I’ve changed my blog name to http://www.lorilara.com. I really want to stay connected. Please visit my site and click follow so we can stay connected…sorry if this is a duplicate message. I’m not a very techie person. :/Continue reading

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5 words that turned trauma into a gift…

I was given an incredible gift today and I just have to share it with you. It wasn’t wrapped in Christmas paper, and it didn’t arrive in a UPS truck. The gift was given to me in a phone call … Continue reading

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Emotional streaking…

Just a quick note before I share my little breakthrough this morning. When I decided to write a blog about my recovery, I never intended it to be real-time. I thought it would be a reflective memoir of sorts, a … Continue reading

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This is why I blog…

Thank you, Robin for the inspiration for this post. Why do I blog? I sat in front of my doctor and admitted I was feeling suicidal. It was my very first appointment with him and I was falling apart right in … Continue reading

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A proper thank you to my blogging friends…

I just started blogging in July and I’m shocked, literally and truly shocked, at how many wonderful people I’ve met in such a short time. It’s like God is raining down a deluge of blessings upon my computer with people … Continue reading

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There is no wisdom without you…

I was talking with a friend about the wisdom of shared suffering and how much I appreciate the honesty of my dear friends and my new blog friends. When I hear about my friends’ struggles I know I’m learning something … Continue reading

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To my friends who are hurting on Thanksgiving

This is a special Thanksgiving message to everyone who’s hurting. Holidays can be especially hard for those of us struggling with PTSD, depression, and/ or addiction. Just the simple task of thinking of reasons to be thankful can be exhausting … Continue reading

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Jesus isn’t going to do my dishes

Have you ever been in one of those phases of life where you’re either going to laugh at the insane amount of stress and stand up to the ridiculous amount of pain and allow it to make you stronger or … Continue reading

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The choice…

Today’s news about my mom was by far the worse. Docs firmly give my mom 6-8 months to live. Thud. My heart hit the concrete path I was walking on when my brother gave me the news over the phone. … Continue reading

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The deep end of faith

The moment I woke up this morning in my parent’s spare bedroom, I felt a fresh wave of shock come over me. Oh, God. It’s really happening. My mom is in the hospital with a brain tumor. My dad is facing … Continue reading

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