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Apr 09 2010

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Best Tweets for Trauma Survivors (week ending 04/09/10)

Best Tweets for Trauma Survivors is a weekly Friday feature. My selections are entirely subjective, and I know it will never be possible to include every great resource tweeted. But I can try! I’ve personally read all tweeted links, and believe them to be of great value.

Disclaimer: I am in no way responsible for content found on any other website. Stay safe, and don’t follow links if you believe you might be triggered by them. Also, I will not be re-checking links from older Best Tweets posts, and if the site’s archived URL is different from the one I’ve provided here, you may need to do a search on their site.

Please add your candidates for Best Tweets For Trauma Survivors in the comments.

Standalone Tweets

@soundsblue “Re-examine all you have been told. Dismiss what insults your Soul.” ~ Walt Whitman

@Tamavista “A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us.” ~ Saint-Exupery
[SEO: Literally.]

@faithgoddess17 “The body remembers what the mind forgets.” ~ Jacob Levy Moreno

@DrSusan “You will never be hurt as much by being open as you have been hurt by remaining closed.” ~ Martha Beck

@rcinstitute “Thoughtful Thursday: to look under the surface of things is to be able to have an impact on them.”

@Splinteredones “Imagine Universal compassion is an Ocean. Each day you have the opportunity to be a drop of water or a tsunami. Choose.”

@Tamavista “As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” ~ Goethe

@Maura_Aura “If I won’t be myself, who will?” ~ Alfred Hitchcock

@karenkmmonroy “You are not your thoughts. You are not your body. You are not other’s opinions of you. You are all possibilities.”

@SunnyRainer “Everything changes when you change.” ~ Jim Rohn (via @SpiritAli)

@GabrielaKortsch “You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.” ~ Ayn Rand

@LillyAnn “If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.” ~ P. De Coubertin

@karenkmmonroy “Simple elegance is allowed in life when we courageously face ‘what is’. Fears fall away, stress falls away as we meet the present ‘what is’.”

@Tamavista “Moral excellence comes from habit. We become just by doing just acts.., brave by doing brave acts.” ~ Aristotle

@visityourself “Feeling stuck or scared? In contemplative meditation, ask ‘What options have I not yet seen?’ Then listen.” #Mindfulness (via @ssanquist)

@VoiceinRecovery “Your future depends on many things, but mostly on you.” ~ Frank Tyger (via @MindfulBiology)

@AffirmationSpot “It costs nothing to believe in yourself and everything not to.” (via @abeeliever)

Linked Tweets

@melanie360 Is it right or wrong for therapists to Tweet and Facebook their clients? Interesting commentary (via @psychcentral)

@ssanquist The Art of Managing Worry: It is all in the state of Mind

@drcmblake Just Do It: 67 Ways to Tame the Procrastination Beast
[SEO: As soon as I finish not doing other stuff :)]

@SarahEOlson2009 Chicago doctor treats PTSD with local anesthetic used in childbirth. Seeks veteran volunteers for study.
[SEO: Interesting implications for anyone with PTSD. His first patient using this method was a woman suffering PTSD following a mugging.]

Depression makes you reluctant to leave bed. So it follows that sleep deprivation will cheer you up, right?
[My apologies; I lost the reference to whomever originally tweeted this. It’s intriguing to think that insomnia may be some kind of natural defense against certain types of depression, but for me, they really feed off of each other.]

@GoodthingZ 6 Tips for Facing a Dreaded Task (via @gretchenrubin)

@BeyondMeds When fearfulness infects you, neither avoid it nor let it recruit your mind. . . Don’t give it a thought.

@drcmblake Top 10 reasons why Mindfulness is Cool (via Psychology Today)

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1 comment

  1. Susan

    Wow! what a great collection of great wisdom! Thanks! (will find you on twitter!)

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