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How Walking Has Helped Me With My PTSD Recovery – NAMI Guest Blog

I feel honoured to have had my article ‘How walking has helped me with my PTSD recovery‘, published by NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI is America’s largest grassroots mental health organisation dedicated to improving the lives of the many people affected by mental illness.  In the article, I describe how walking has helped my …

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I Am Worthy Of Healing, and so Are You! by Kayla Mason | PTSD: My Story Project

I Am Worthy Of Healing, and so Are You! by Kayla Mason | PTSD: My Story Project #006 Trigger warning I’ve chosen to participate in the PTSD: My Story Project to spread awareness about complex PTSD and bring hope and inspiration to individuals dealing with PTSD daily. Because we are worthy of healing! Introduction It was as …

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What Is a Better Alternative to a New Year’s Resolution?

As we turn the first page on a new calendar, many of us set New Year’s resolutions. I was curious about how many people actually make New Year’s resolutions, and if they manage to stick to them, so I asked this on several forums. It was interesting to read the answers. I coupled them with …

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Traumaversary: Ways to Deal With a Trauma Anniversary

I was getting nervous. It was just over a month before the first anniversary of my trauma that I started getting more emotional, anxious and overwhelmed. I was familiar with those feelings. I’ve always felt similar around the day that my mum passed away for years now. That’s when my mood usually starts to change, …

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Autumn Anxiety: Reason Behind Your Higher Stress Level

Autumn season has arrived and as the leaves begin to fall from the trees, my stress level is going up. Home from our summer holiday (staycation this year) and back at work. Looking back at the holiday photos it’s hard to say goodbye to summer, it’s even harder if summer is your favourite season. But …

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