Tag: PTSD

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I spent my youth Away from Home. Wishing my friends Were sisters of my own. I didn’t like family. Dangerous love. Beat up and tortured, Push comes to shove. We lived in the country, Away from town. If there are no neighbors, Does abuse make a sound? My heart goes back To that scary place.…




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Background I was abused for 19 years by my father and others. Physically and emotionally. Then my dad died in ’92. For 6 more years, I would be physically and emotionally abused by my sister. At 25, I moved out, got married and I was free! From almost-daily emotional abuse. But. That day? That I…




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An excerpt: “My memories erupt like dead-gray trees out of the dark depths where feelings feed.  I am a stone at the bottom, seen through the swirls.  I want to rise, but am unmoved by the ceaseless currents of the past.  The only place that these things, water and relationships live are in my mind.…




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Originally written: 2016. What I’m about to share with you is deeply personal, fellow reader, so I ask you to read with caution. Any vulgar humor is only intended to ease the pressure of writing such thing and not directed at you, the reader. Unless you’re the intended recipient. Then take it personally. Today, I’ll be…




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Wings wide. Feathers flying. Riding high. Going hard. Beating the air with all my strength. I took this picture recently on our family vacation to Siesta Key in March. This is Turtle Beach near Sarasota, Florida. Bright, breezy morning with the dawn on my shoulders, sand between my toes, and big, blue ocean in my…




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Anxiety is not PTSD. Anxiety is the fear of something that has not yet occurred. PTSD is anxiety related to a traumatic event that triggered a fight or flight event that the brain creates to protect an individual. Anxiety is still a traumatic disorder different circumstances cause the fear and stress, and there are modes…




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Hello there, back again. I’ve posted yet another part of my ongoing journey over on my blog – www.roisinsarahgallacher.com – and I thought I would add another today too and share it here. So without further ado – here it is!   Peaks & Troughs One of my closest friends taught me that life (and…