Let me just tell you that you are worth friendship, love, respect… You are worth the investment of healing. The time, effort, cost… you are worth it!
We should just drop the D. It shouldn’t be Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. There’s nothing disordered about it. PTSD is a normal, natural response to trauma
When I finally started coming to terms with the emotional abuse that I grew up with, journaling, and therewith writing, really became a lifeline.
Everybody gets that. I don’t believe that anyone, any human being, doesn’t from time to time have a meltdown. Welcome to the human race.
As survivors our alarm bells go a little bit haywire.What we need to look for: Is this a toxic pattern or is this a one-off?
Every time we set ourselves overly ambitious goals that are doomed to get the better of us, we feel like a failure.
Compassion is not the same as letting people get away with whatever they want. Compassion is also expressing limits.
This week, that memory came back to me. Not because the hashtag triggered me necessarily, but because I was very hesitant to add my #metoo.
The problem with being told to leave my comfort zone for me as a survivor of abuse is that for the longest time I had no comfort zone.
The further I progress my own healing, the more I learn what separates those who survive from the ones that thrive. So let’s look at surviving vs thriving!