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The Key To Happiness Is Not What You Think

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“If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you.” ~Lao Tzu Happiness is a state Read more

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Trauma Is Wisdom

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“Grief does not seem to me to be a choice. Whether or not you think grief has value, you will lose what matters to you. The world will break your heart. So I think we’d better look at what grief might offer us. It’s like what Rilke says about self-doubt: it is not going to Read more

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Showing Up For Yourself

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“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ ” ~Eleanor Roosevelt The other day I woke up made my coffee and started to Read more

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Cultivating Strength Through Tragedy

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“Fall down seven times, get up eight.”– Japanese Proverb Today marks one month of Jake being physically gone. Time seems to have flown by, but at the same time it feels it is going as slow as possible. It’s hard to deny the raw feelings that come with grief. The deep sadness, the anger-it’s all Read more

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Thriving Through Trauma Again

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“Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone.” -Fred (Mr.) Rogers I thought as I walked Read more

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Loving A Trauma Survivor

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Loving a trauma survivor is one of the most beautiful gifts you will ever receive. At first it comes in a disguise, but as you begin to peel the layers away exposing your raw heart their presence changes your life forever. Trauma survivors find value in every moment they spend with you. They don’t let it Read more

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Creating Healthy Boundaries

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“Boundaries are part of self care. They are healthy, normal, and necessary.” ~Doreen Virtue A part of healing that has changed my life for the better is exploring my boundaries as I heal. I use to constantly feel beaten down and neglected by not just other people, but myself. I realized that I needed to Read more

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Finding Compassion For Your Suicidal Thoughts

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Suicidal thoughts have been one of my biggest teachers in life and my suicidal thoughts saved also saved my life. It was when I began to develop a sense of compassion towards them that I began to reclaim my life. When we first have a suicidal thought we label, judge, blame and shame it. This is Read more

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Healing Into Post Traumatic Growth

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“The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud — the obstacles of life and its suffering. … The mud speaks of the common ground that humans share, no matter Read more

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Why We Must Walk Our Own Journey

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Our journey of self-love, discovery, growth, healing and transformation comes from our own inquiry. We must walk the journey on our own. We will meet others along the way that will help guide and inspire us, but we have to continue to water and nourish our own seeds. When we rely on others to do Read more

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