Inspiration

In the darkest room a single candle sheds the greatest light.  The consequences of sexual abuse darkens a life.  Feelings of unworthiness, disgust, self-distrust, sorrow, and so many other negative feelings crowd out light….like a heavy thick smokey fog choking out life.  Post is titled inspiration.  Darken rooms, darken lives hardly seem inspiring.  I didn’t…

Posttraumatic Growth

Hey I found a new term for thriving.  Posttraumatic Growth is a term coined by “psychologists Richard G. Tedeschi and Lawrence G. Calhoun at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in the mid-nineties.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posttraumatic_growth  I came across it in this article “How to Suffer Successfully: Post-Traumatic Growth and Nietzschean Resilience” http://wakeup-world.com/2015/12/07/how-to-suffer-successfully-post-traumatic-growth-and-nietzschean-resilience/ Most people do…

Quest for Change

I talk often about accepting PTSD.  Then I talk about changing how I function.  I learned from experience that I have to accept where I am before I can move on to something different.  I was moving to a new city and wanted to show my parents where I lived.  The third time I got…

Look for inspiration

Too often, people sit on the sidelines waiting for life to bring the answers to them.  I am a big believer that if you need inspiration, go looking for it.  I read books, movies, blogs, Facebook Memes, and every bit of information I can find to inspire and lift me.  There is plenty to bring…