If you're judging others, you need to work on yourself--on bettysbattleground.com

Why Being Judgy Is A Privilege (That You Probably Shouldn’t Use)

Being judgy is a privilege. And while having privileges can be a positive thing, this is one in particular you probably shouldn’t be using. At least not as much as you might be. Everyone is judgmental to an extent. Being … Continue reading

People with PTSD can't just get over it--here's why

(Reblog) PTSD Stigma: Why People with PTSD Can’t “Just Get Over It”

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) stigma is alive and well. If you have PTSD, you’ve probably heard someone tell you to “just get over” your trauma. Maybe it was a well-meaning friend or family member, like my father who was frightened … Continue reading

Letting go of all your things is crushing and freeing rolled into one--on bettysbattleground.com

Letting Go And Starting Over

Letting go is hard. When my mom was a young teenager, her family left Cuba in disgrace. In 1966, the Revolution was over, Fidel Castro was in power, and many of the changes that would prove him a ruthless dictator … Continue reading