Self-Help is Vital for Recovery

Self-Help is Vital for Recovery

I am in charge of my well-being. That doesn’t mean I should go it alone. My stand on this is to handle all I can but not allow pride to stop me from asking for help when I need it. Sometimes, asking for help before we need it prevents our challenges from becoming...
Scars of Abuse and Complex PTSD

Scars of Abuse and Complex PTSD

Scars of Abuse and Complex PTSD     I couldn’t say what was wrong. When the pain became too much and I became numb,   I cut my flesh to make the blood come.   It was a scream.   When I writhed in pain without sound,   The blood spoke for...
Disconnected From Life

Disconnected From Life

I was disconnected from life. I would tread water, Until I washed up somewhere. I’m swimming for shore now and I see the Black Dog waiting on the riverbank. This time is different because I’m going to let it catch me. I know what I’ve been running from. © Tom Puetz...
Love Breaks the Chain of Violence

Love Breaks the Chain of Violence

Love breaks the chain of violence. My experience as an infantry sergeant in the Vietnam War has blessed me with the belief that It is not enough to feel compassion and love. I must be compassionate and perform acts of love because love breaks the chain of violence....

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