After trauma the world is experienced with a different nervous system. The survivor's energy now becomes focused on suppressing inner chaos at the expense of spontaneous involvement in their life. These attempts to maintain control over unbearable physiological reactions can result in a whole range of physical symptoms, including auto-immune diseases. - Bessel A. Van … Continue reading After Trauma
In times of dread, artists must never remain silent. This is precisely when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That’s how civilizations heal. —— Toni Morrison Thank you for being with me. … Continue reading In Times of Dread
There are so many men and women out there during this pandemic, waiting, longing and eager to send their friends, partners and parents flowers. So they waited a long time to show these flowers how pretty and wonderful these people are. But they have to wait a little longer... Thank you for being with me. … Continue reading So Many…
For the first time, I had something to lose. You drained me of my identity and injected self doubt into my veins. Left me questioning my own sanity. Walking around aimlessly. At war with my own body everyday. Trying to scrub your heavy words off my skin. My mental state has been shaken to its … Continue reading Surviving Trauma: Finding Myself
Until that day comes, however, know this: if you lose your job because of an illness, that’s OK. At the end of the day, your health is more important than any time clock, company or rude supervisor. Wear your firings and resignations as badges of honor. You’ve been through hell and back, and that’s your … Continue reading Know this…
I stopped dating men for the longest time because I feared them. Became one of them because of trauma. I can never blame myself for wanting to live. Thank you for being with me. Let us rebuild a healthy state of mind. Love, Francesca.
Work on being in love With the person in the mirror, Who has been through so much but is still standing. You have got to nourish to flourish. Thank you for being with me. Let us rebuild a healthy state of mind. Angel love and rainbows. Love, Francesca.
I am currently creating the woman that I want to be, so please excuse me while I become protective of myself, my time, and my energy. Thank you for being with me. Let us rebuild a healthy state of mind. Angel love and rainbows. Love, Francesca.
While I love to help others, I am not responsible for fixing your life or catering to your toxicity. I am not responsible for managing your triggers, walking on eggshells or telling you what you need to hear in order to keep the peace. I am not your emotional punching bag, nor am I your … Continue reading I Am Responsible For Myself : A Letter To The Narcissist
I have outgrown relatives who gladly offer criticism but not support. I have outgrown my need to meet my family's unrealistic expectations of me. I have outgrown girls who wear masks and secretly rejoice at my misfortunes. I have outgrown shrinking myself for boys who are intimidated by my intelligence and outspoken nature. I have … Continue reading I Have Outgrown Many Things