I survived PTSD therapy.NHurray me.
Today's therapy tip: IF you feel like crying, do so. Dont' force it to start or stop. Just let ithe tears roll. We generally stop and calm more quickly if we don't *try* to stop, turns out. Physiology's a sneaky bugger that way.
Well, let's see. So far in my tenure doing check-ins, I've annoyed people by doing history, not doing history, talking nerdy science, not talking nerdy science... I'll stick to animals.
If you love cats and haven't found love meow dot com? Google it. Revel in the sad-sweet cuteness of too much squee-adorability of cats. I think there's an option for dogs, but I googled "love bark" and got nowhere. Anyone? Contribute to the Happy Places To Visit list?
Of course, today in 1941, Japan attacked the US military installations at Pearl Harbor/airfields/etc. in Hawaii. This led to President FD Roosevelt's "day of infamy" (technically, "date which will live in infamy") speech as well as the US officially and formally entering World War 2. BTW, it's only rumor that a Japanese admiral said that attacking the US was to "wake a sleeping giant". Made for a good movie line in Tora!Tora!Tora! but... no. Sorry.
Pearl Harbor was not the only installation targeted, btw. US military bases around the Pacific got hit. We just tend to forget them. Or, well, those not raised by a Navy guy do.
Today in 1732, Covent Garden Theatre opened --- now known as the Royal Opera --- in London, UK. (Like we'd expect it to be London, Ontario, but I grew up having to make the distinction, so....)
The slang for the head of a man's genitals in German is "acorn". Now you try to look at an oak tree the same way again. It's "mushroom cap" in Polish, btw, if you're being reasonably polite.
Wow, less than morbid history is hard for today. There's two mass shootings in the US (one on Long Island, and one triple shooting on an airplane that led to the crashing of said airplane, killing 43), and all sorts of yuck. Forget it.
And on that note, Off to be therapeutic by way of hot shower, and pray for rain, so the black bears stop wandering up to people's bird baths to get drinks. Yeesh.
Hi to everyone, hope today is good. I feel okay, even with all the rain and clouds. Still nothing going on, but I scheduled a bunch of appointments for March so fingers crossed. I like the stories about your furry family members. I have 2 dogs, one is a senior, my sugar pie, she's 12, Jack russel. She and I have been thru he'll together. And my new giant puppy, she is 7 months old and my guess...
Today's appointment with my psych. went well. To try to help me with the emotional release, she is lowering my zoloft from 200 to 150, and to help stop more of the nightmares, she upped the Prazosin from 2 to 3. Apparently, the zoloft has a tendency to reduce crying in high doses.and let the games begin~ crossing my fingers. triple hugs everyone