May is mental health awareness month. Acknowledging trauma, and then actually doing something about it are two different things. To do the work… is scary.
To say that I’m floundering physically and mentally is an understatement. It’s better since coming home. It is. But it’s like a few steps in a very long journey. For me this whole year I’ve decided is about mental and physical health. I think the two are linked. So I’ll be working on both.
Grief is so weird. I liken it to an ocean. It’s really easy to get caught up in in… especially at first… after a while you are still in it but you build yourself a little raft of coping skills and the waves are less of a storm and more of a calm ever present reminder…. Every now and then though… rogue wave that knocks you off your raft.
Today after work I went and saw my amazing Chiropractor again (my third visit since coming home) and he said… There’s good improvement! There is. And I’m grateful for it… The first steps in a long journey. I asked him, (because I trust him thoroughly and he knows me well enough by now to know who would be a good fit for me) if he knew a good therapist…. Especially one who is skilled in C-ptsd therapies. He in fact does know someone… and she practices out of his back room in the clinic… so I have her card now. I'm going to learn to swim... through all the grief... and trauma... but it's time to call for help.
My chiropractor Dr. Dudley agreed to speak with me soon about his process, and what we are doing specifically for me, for my blog. I’m excited to share that process and how it’s helping me. He likes that I’m writing (it too is a type of therapy) and liked the aqua jogging idea.
So I’ll be working.
If you are going through things too… be good and gentle with yourself. You aren’t alone. We can do this. Let's support each other.
Also, it’s absolutely ok to cry.
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I've been blogging on and off for years. This is my area to explore healing, food, wine, travel and various thoughts on life. My goal: Be True. Be Kind. Heal. Dream. Inspire. Discover. Create.