An Open Letter: Being Authentically Me

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. [...]

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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 who I [...]

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 harmed [...]

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 [...]