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    Dealing With Anger So often we feel enormous...

    Dealing With Anger

    So often we feel enormous anger in PTSD. That's only normal; we cope with a lot. One way to start finding more peace comes from this anonymous statement:

    Acceptance of...
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    Are You Afraid?‏ You learn things about...

    Are You Afraid?‏

    You learn things about yourself in PTSD recovery. For example, I learned I was afraid. It sounds ridiculous, but I never actually noticed that I was fearful until a day that fear...
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    Coping Mechanisms Can Be A Little Over the Top!‏...

    Coping Mechanisms Can Be A Little Over the Top!‏


    After a trauma we can put in place funny little mechanisms to cope. One of mine was always testing myself and my body to make sure we were strong...
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    You Are Growing!‏ Sometimes, the wisest things...

    You Are Growing!‏

    Sometimes, the wisest things about recovery are said the most simply. In his foreword to my PTSD recovery memoir, Dr. Alex Pattakos writes:

    You can change without growing but...
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    Nik, Just checking in on you! Hopefully you...

    Nik,

    Just checking in on you! Hopefully you are feeling better!

    Colourgirl
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    How To Be More Like Bruce Lee In Your Recovery‏ ...

    How To Be More Like Bruce Lee In Your Recovery‏

    You might feel small and powerless, but that doesn't mean you can't think big and powerfully!

    Brue Lee said,

    To hell with c***umstances; I...
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    Do You Believe In Luck? There's just no way...

    Do You Believe In Luck?

    There's just no way around it: you have to create the life you want after trauma.

    Thomas Jefferson discovered a funny thing:

    I'm a great believer in luck, and I find...
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    What I Discovered About Fear‏ Along my...

    What I Discovered About Fear‏

    Along my recovery journey I discovered that I lived in enormous fear and that somehow, I had come to love and depend on it.

    Funny, isn't it, how we can hate...
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    What To Do When Your Past Is Present‏ On my...

    What To Do When Your Past Is Present‏


    On my recovery journey I tried a slew of modalities before I ultimately reached complete freedom. One of them was EMDR Therapy. According to Dr. Francine...
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    Hello latrisha850! I can really sympathise...

    Hello latrisha850!

    I can really sympathise with you about needing help and needing support. I think it's a fabulous first step towards your goal that you have started to reach out, because a lot...
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    Dear friends, My apologies for posting this...

    Dear friends,

    My apologies for posting this thought of the day late. Today I got out of the house on my own!!! :) All my energies were centered on getting out of the house, and therefore not...
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    Are You Falling Into This Recovery Trap?‏ When...

    Are You Falling Into This Recovery Trap?‏

    When you're miserable, struggling and afraid you'll never be free from the effects of trauma, it's easy to find yourself sinking in the quicksand of...
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    Recovery Is A Long and Winding Road‏ As my...

    Recovery Is A Long and Winding Road‏

    As my mother would say, trauma recovery is 'a long and winding road.' Seeing it that way - and accepting it - makes the journey so much easier.

    In the...
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    What's Your Purpose? A Healing Thought of the...

    What's Your Purpose?

    A Healing Thought of the Day reader sent me this quote from the movie, HUGO. I love it because I think purpose is one of our essential elements to a happy life.

    Each...
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    How do you see yourself? In my trauma recovery...

    How do you see yourself?

    In my trauma recovery memoir I write about how I had changed after my trauma. Technically, the physical scars we not the issue for me; it was the emotional scars that left...
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    Hello friends, I have to apologize! This was...

    Hello friends,

    I have to apologize! This was yesterday's thought of the day, and I did not post it. I had such a hard time with the message! Isn't it funny, how sometimes a thought can provoke...
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    How Your Judgment Fails You‏ Leonardo Da Vinci...

    How Your Judgment Fails You‏

    Leonardo Da Vinci said,

    Experience does not ever err. It is only your judgment that errs in promising itself results which are not caused by your experiments.
    ...
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    Do You Distrust The Progress You Make In...

    Do You Distrust The Progress You Make In Recovery?‏

    So often I hear from survivors who are moving forward in recovery and then are shocked to discover how scary it is to feel good! Well, we all...
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    Are You Sabotaging Yourself Like This?‏ George...

    Are You Sabotaging Yourself Like This?‏

    George Claude Lorimer said,

    Putting off an easy thing makes it hard. Putting off a hard thing makes it impossible.

    What recovery process are you...
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    Aww Nikolas thank you for being so thoughtful! ...

    Aww Nikolas thank you for being so thoughtful! Actually, I joined before then but was only active in chat... until they redid the forums in February of 2011. Once they redid the forums, I started...
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    Are you ready to take a leap of faith? So...

    Are you ready to take a leap of faith?

    So often in PTSD recovery we don't have guarantees. We don't know who will help us, what treatment modality will provide relief, or when we will reach...
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    Children Learn What They Live

    Children Learn What They Live
    By Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D.


    If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
    If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
    If children live with...
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    The Secret(s) To Recovery Success‏ Norman...

    The Secret(s) To Recovery Success‏

    Norman Vincent Peale said,

    When people believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.

    Actually, the first secret of success, I think, is the...
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    How The Meaning You Give Trauma Affects You‏ A...

    How The Meaning You Give Trauma Affects You‏

    A support group member sent this to me and I love it so much I'm sharing it with you today:

    To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember...
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    Hello friends, I saw this on the PTSD website...

    Hello friends,

    I saw this on the PTSD website and found it so interesting that I had to share. Very thought provoking.. getting rid of some of your friends!

    With gentleness,

    Colourgirl
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