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Erin Maynard
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Reframing the Situation
I talk a lot about "reframing a situation." It's when you take what looks like a really shitty situation and change your perspective. Sometimes that's really the only thing within your power to change. You can't change the facts of the situation, right? But...
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Awww, Nuts! People Just Don't Get PTSD
I know this is long but it's worth the read -- at least I think so. Why, oh why, is Erin posting a blog about food allergies? Because
contained within this blog post about a child's nearly fatal peanut allergy (which is very long and very moving)
there wa...
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The Way the Cookie Crumbles
It was just a stupid, harmless BuzzFeed quiz. What cookie matches my personality type? Hey, this is what I do when I'm plagued by insomnia. But the thing is, nothing is ever really harmless when you have PTSD. Triggers lurk in the most random places. I'm pr...
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I Want to Live
So I just finished watching the Oscars. As I've stated before, I don't watch movies much any more, certainly not in theatres -- the potential for a triggering episode is far too great. But I love the glitz and the glamour and fancy dresses so every year my ...
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She Just Didn't Know
I live in Buffalo, where winter pretty much extends from October through April. Once the snow and ice come, they pretty much never really disappear. In the past five years, I've learned to deal with this interminably long season, and even found some things ...
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Frozen with Fear
It's strange that once you have PTSD, you see it, or at least its potential, everywhere. After the Sandy Hook shooting and after the Boston marathon bombing I had the same thoughts as everyone else: shock, horror, loss, sympathy. But like most other people ...
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Be a Friend; Be a Super Hero
This Visa commercial  <iframe width="500" height="323" src="//www.ispot.tv/share/7fHY" frameborder="0"  scrolling="no" allowfullscreen></iframe> reminded me today that I have always been a writer. You see, my very first "book" was about Amelia Earhart. I wr...
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