Sometimes you have to let go of what you thought life would be like and learn to find joy in the story you're living. Healing is scary. You are brave for facing your traumas everyday, even though you want to die. You're a superhero, a rock-star. Keep faith alive; it will get better. You're doing … Continue reading Healing Is Scary
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.
Finding oneself is not really what people would describe it to be. That finding oneself, cannot be compared to finding a 50 cent coin lost in one's pocket. For making one concede that they are not lost. That one's true self has been buried within themselves - under cultural conditioning, other people's opinions and inaccurate … Continue reading Finding Oneself
Without time, the flower could not bloom. - Thich Nhat Hanh Dear Self, I have travelled such a long journey to try to find who I am, to find who I was outside of my need to seek myself in other people and in things. I have felt so empty for such a long time. … Continue reading An Open Letter: Being Authentically Me
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 who I … Continue reading Love and Self-Esteem 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 harmed … Continue reading Forgiveness 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 … Continue reading Establishing Boundaries After Trauma