This is my response to Anthony Bourdain’s passing. It’s an emotional appeal to reach out to your loved ones and let them know they are loved unconditionally
Realizing that flashbacks could be emotional, and did not have to be disassociative in any other sense of the word, I started to better understand what was happening when I was triggered. That in turn, helped we to better manage my PTSD symptoms. Let me tell you more.
As much as we would like to just stop feeling the pain and the grief in our lives, we cannot just pretend it isn’t there. In order to heal we need to feel.
In the aftermath of Mother’s Day, you may need a reminder that you are -in fact- entirely lovable.
There are so many things we feel we should do, and then when we fail to complete our unrealistic list of activities we feel horrible about ourselves.
Today I wanted to talk to you about Mother’s Day and give you some alternative ways to celebrate the day if you are a survivor of maternal abuse.
Letting go is an important step of healing, but one we often do not mark or celebrate. Creating a ceremony when you are ready to let go of pain, is amazing.
Let’s talk about the power of positive thought. Not the frantically trying to think negative thoughts type, but actual positivity.
Once we get out of an abusive situation it can be difficult to remember who we are outside of that narrative. But, holding on to our past may get us stuck.
This is the third and final step of my strategy for communicating toxic people. We look at ways to strategize to communicate from your place of strength.