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We have all been there, a point in our lives where we are unable to move forward, we don't want to go back but cannot create enough momentum or overcome the fear or what ever it is that is holding us back from moving forward with our lives. The above quote is so simple yet its powerfulness lies in its simplicity as anyone can relate to it. The good news is that the more you read it or learn it and repeat to yourself either out loud or in your head, or even write it down, the more it will make sense, the more it will stick with you.

The answer really is that you don't have to do everything right now and all together. That would be impossible. You cannot prioritize everything even if everything needs to get done. This will really keep you stuck in a rut.

We all think life rushes passed us and time files but does it really?

Look at nature, look at the sky, the waves, the animals. are they going around all freaked out, stressed, are clouds zooming past, are waves suddenly speeding up, are birds singing less because they have no time, not at all, nature is a great teacher and yes animals can be a lot wiser than us if you watch them. they can teach a lot about priorities and the waves and clouds simply go about doing what they do best and life continues as normal.

The same can be applied to anything and everything that needs to get done, one step at a time, set priorities fast without dwelling too much or you will never get going. What is the worst that can happen, you change the plan or you change course. That's fine and its also doable.


When thoughts come flooding to your mind, act as if you are a teacher.You know the troublemakers and the ones that should the loudest aren't always the ones that know what they are talking about, they may be just looking for attention, trying to distract or sabotage you.

Select the thought you want to listen to and act on it carefully, then the next and so on. If every thought is shouting for attention, there is too much noise and chaos and nothing gets done. The same applies for any harm done to you. Don't bunch all the negative things together. They are all not related and some really are only minor and although upsetting, won't affect you in the long term.

Anything else that has more significant consequences for you, again break them down and try to separate the person from the problem if it is a person that caused the problem and see what part of the problem you can tackle first. it is less emotional to deal with the problem than with the person who caused it and you will need to build up your emotional capacity and reserves to be able to deal with the person who caused the problem in the first place.-Orla Kelly


Post traumatic traumaWhy would anyone want to write about PTSD if you don't have it and if you are not a mental health professional? I have been asked this many times and yes thankfully to date I have never personally suffered from PTSD, but have witnessed others close to me who have suffered the devastating effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

It was never something I set out to do. One day I was watching the news on television and right into my home horrors from around the world were being broadcast right into my living room. I could see and hear everything going on at the time and all I kept thinking to myself was that if I found the images harrowing and what was happening, indescribable, what was it like for other human beings who were caught up in this suffering of an enormous scale. I could chose to turn off my television or not, but what choice did they have-none. it wasn't as simple as that and just because I could turn off the television, I could not turn off what they were going through.

I think after that, I was determined to write about PTSD and so the first book began. I called it Learning to Re-connect The Pieces Of A Life Shattered by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

After writing the first book, I felt I left out a very critical group of individuals, and they were the children.

Children being exposed to trauma within and outside the home. Children experiencing trauma directly or indirectly and how childrens abilities to process and respond to different types of trauma would influence this group of vulnerable individuals whose childhood was hijacked!

This of course led to book two which I called PTSD In Children Growing Up and Its Influences On Adult Life.

Will I add to the PTSD topic? Maybe or maybe not!