Seeking Providence

Seeking Providence By: Francesca Seopa How many wars must we wage, before we realize that borders are made by men, not gods? How many houses must burn, before we learn that peace is made by words not weapons? How many children must die, before we discover that the highest religion is that of humanity? How [...]

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Nature Of Wisdom

Nature of Wisdom by: Francesca Seopa Sometimes if we just pause for a moment, Things become a little clearer, we learn something. These moments are everything, and we find wisdom. Sometimes, it`s given to you, passed from one hand to another. Sometimes you have to learn it on your own. And, sometimes it speaks right [...]

Love and Self-Esteem After Trauma

  It's all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you, rather than looking for love to compensate for a self love deficit. - Eartha Kitt Mcdonald   I had issues accepting who I was after trauma. My perception of myself was distorted and I struggled to define [...]

Forgiveness after Trauma

  People suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex Post Traumatic Stress disorder (CPTSD) tend to find the concept of forgiveness to be very challenging. I believe that forgiveness is a conscious decision that one makes to release feelings of resentment and vengeance towards a person that has done them wrong or has [...]

Establishing Boundaries After Trauma

I personally feel that people who have survived trauma have trouble establishing boundaries; when reclaiming their power and their self esteem. We often set out boundaries too low and often allow people to ill treat us. Other times, we never allow ourselves to form healthy relationships. This is the most challenging part of living with [...]