Dealing with PTSD

SpawnOfVader

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For sure!
I love thinking about it this way...this guy was living in a cage before I got him...was dumped at the pound 3 times in a year because college students couldn't take care of a dog properly and thats who kept adopting him.... I got to take him in and we traveled the country...lived near the beach in oakland, ran pigs/sheep/cows in colorado and did organic farming in Arkansas. He had a great life that he wouldn't have if I didn't adopt him....and as a benefit I get safety/security/peace of mind/happiness. The only thing that is really rough is the lifespan of a dog being so much shorter than ours.
 

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SpawnOfVader

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What do you all feel has worked best for you strain wise? I'm finding a high CBD strain tends to help me relax and sleep/stay calm more than even the most "narcotic" Indica
 

Lockedin

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Not a knock on owners who choose to go to breeders, but we only do adoption.
Before: He looked like a coyote with a big head. They told us that he was an adult husky, he was friendly in the handling area, so we brought him home.
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Now - much taller and larger. Now I know how to tell a Alaskan Malamute from a Siberian Husky... :D
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Funny / Questionable shot. Super happy boy now! But notice his upper fronts are leveled, and the lowers are broken in various degrees.
We've theorized that he was chewing a chain trying to get loose. >:( re: Incredibly smart, learns words & complex commands FAST - learns to be stubborn just as fast; VERY strong willed breed. Mals are bred to sled, but not long distance like a Husky - Mals are power lifters in comparison - he PULLS But with simple training, he's become an amazing family member.
And look at that smile! :D
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SpawnOfVader

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Not a knock on owners who choose to go to breeders, but we only do adoption.
Before: He looked like a coyote with a big head. They told us that he was an adult husky, he was friendly in the handling area, so we brought him home.
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Now - much taller and larger. Now I know how to tell a Alaskan Malamute from a Siberian Husky... :D
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Funny / Questionable shot. Super happy boy now! But notice his upper fronts are leveled, and the lowers are broken in various degrees.
We've theorized that he was chewing a chain trying to get loose. >:( re: Incredibly smart, learns words & complex commands FAST - learns to be stubborn just as fast; VERY strong willed breed. Mals are bred to sled, but not long distance like a Husky - Mals are power lifters in comparison - he PULLS But with simple training, he's become an amazing family member.
And look at that smile! :D
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So FLUFFY!
 

Lockedin

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What do you all feel has worked best for you strain wise? I'm finding a high CBD strain tends to help me relax and sleep/stay calm more than even the most "narcotic" Indica
Sorry for double posting - well, not really, I'm a few bowls in on the couch with my Family. :p

Strains -
Kush is usually good, some can be to spacey for daytime use though.
Diesels - Sadly, I've discovered that diesels can give me anxiety easily, so I usually avoid them.
 

Lockedin

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I love thinking about it this way...this guy was living in a cage before I got him...was dumped at the pound 3 times in a year because college students couldn't take care of a dog properly and thats who kept adopting him.... I got to take him in and we traveled the country...lived near the beach in oakland, ran pigs/sheep/cows in colorado and did organic farming in Arkansas. He had a great life that he wouldn't have if I didn't adopt him....and as a benefit I get safety/security/peace of mind/happiness. The only thing that is really rough is the lifespan of a dog being so much shorter than ours.
That's what we think for our boy too.

Thanks for rescuing him!
 

mysunnyboy

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I love thinking about it this way...this guy was living in a cage before I got him...was dumped at the pound 3 times in a year because college students couldn't take care of a dog properly and thats who kept adopting him.... I got to take him in and we traveled the country...lived near the beach in oakland, ran pigs/sheep/cows in colorado and did organic farming in Arkansas. He had a great life that he wouldn't have if I didn't adopt him....and as a benefit I get safety/security/peace of mind/happiness. The only thing that is really rough is the lifespan of a dog being so much shorter than ours.
God needs them back. They’re so close to perfect they don’t have to stay here long. imo
Here’s our adopted Angel Mozzarella
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mysunnyboy

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Aww is the coloring on the fur merle or does he/she just have cool eyes?
All of the above. She’s what the vet calls a blue dog. She’s a catahoula/pitty mix. We got her from the county pound. Owner didn’t care about her and she’d run away with her brother twice.
She’s the sweetest damn dog I’ve ever had. God saved the best for the last with her.
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I found learning piano a really big help. Exercise is great but I often struggled to want to go outside. If you suffer from anxiety, being around people you don't know can be hard work as well. I countered this by learning piano. Don't worry about getting "good" or playing songs, that will come later. In the beginning just learn and practise scales. You'll find it I! mpossible to have negative thoughts when you're trying to get your hands to work together to play scales.
As you get into it you can start to read theory, learn chords, and learn easy songs. I found it really addictive and found 3-4 hours passed so quickly. Don't worry about getting to a particular standard, remember that you are doing it to distract you. You'll probably get really into it and want to learn your favourite style of music, whether Pop, Jazz, Rock etc.

There's tons of free tutorials on Youtube as well as some great online piano academies to check out.

Just remember to enjoy it, don't put any pressure on yourself and remind yourself that it's a skill that will last your whole lifetime. There is never any downside to learning to play an instrument, it's all only positive.

Good luck!
YES YES YES! I am so with you on Piano! It has helped me so much! You can't really think about much else while learning or you mess up real quick so you learn to concentrate so deep it becomes a meditative state you get into.. So relaxing and I get to express my love of music in learning. 8 yrs now of weekly lessons and am really understanding theory now and can play quite well.. Still long way to go it's something you will never master so you just keep going..I recommend it or guitar to anyone with any musical interest. It is my greatest love along with my pups and my new hobby of growing!
 
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