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June 2013

Easy Food

With PTSD can come difficulty making decisions. This can make preparing food a challenge. If I had more money, I would eat out more. But I have to make it stretch until I have more income. The more steps in cooking, the more challenging. Following instructions such as a recipe …

Pasta Day

Today is a pasta and jar sauce day. That means my mind is so foggy and depressed, boiling pasta and heating up sauce is as much as I can handle in the food department. Even this came with difficulty as I nearly poured the sauce into the pot of boiling …

Depression

Some people experience depression with lethargy and sadness. Anti-depressants may be helpful for these people by assisting how serotonin works in the brain. But not me. I don’t necessarily feel sadness and often still have energy for certain activities like motorcycle riding and hanging out with a bunch of finance …

Reunion Weekend and Promising Discoveries

For over a year, I withdrew from the public, refraining from writing relationship tips as Wing Girl Kim and slowly withdrawing from people I already knew. Visiting my alma mater for my class’s 20th-year reunion seemed daunting at first. Because of this, I didn’t register. But the welcome back to …

Flying East

Since I didn’t want to ride Jessie with a broken thumb, I decided to winterize her and go to New York for a while. Besides, my 20-year college reunion was happening. Maybe I’d show up. Winterizing a motorcycle involves emptying its carburetors of leftover fuel, setting the bike on its …

PTSD and Relationships

PTSD Reactions There are three ways a person with PTSD tends to react to life’s challenges: fighting them running away from them, or freezing in shock It’s pretty animalistic. We are animals after all. PTSD develops when after experiencing a traumatic event a person continues to have these emotional reactions, …

Concentration

Unless you have ADHD or PTSD, it can be easy to take our ability to concentrate for granted. My ability to concentrate reached an all-time low this year. It got to a point where the only time I was able to keep focused was while riding my motorcycle. As if …