Apr 23 2010

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Best Tweets for Trauma Survivors (week ending 04/23/10)

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

@josephbrady “You’ll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.” ~ Irish Proverbs

@kathiekeeler “If you only do what you know you can do — you never do very much.” ~ Tom Kraus

@MindfullyChange “The brave don’t live forever, but the cautious don’t live at all.” ~ Unknown

@BeyondMeds “Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” ~ Helen Keller

@motivational “The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak becomes a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.” ~ Carlyle

@natashabadhwar “Fear is my friend. Ain’t gonna get rid of you, pal. I’m going to embrace you and tell you stories. We’ll laugh together, hold hands.” (via @BeyondMeds)

@CarePathways “We don’t need to change ourselves to love ourselves. We can love ourselves with all of our feelings of inadequacy and perceived limitations.”

@rcinstitute “Meaningful Monday: the pursuit of the truth makes life more meaningful.”

@zakaraya “”Failure cannot cope with persistence.” ~ Napoleon Hill

@Maura_Aura “I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

@BeyondMeds “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” ~ Vincent van Gogh

@TrendyDC ღ Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people. ~ Carl Jung

@LoriMoreno “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ~ Buddha

@Journai “No person is your friend who demands your silence or denies your right to grow.” ~ Alice Walker (via @ssanquist @SpiritAli)

@DrMSalim “It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept and celebrate those differences. ~ Audre Lorde (via @Maria_bg)

@PTSDCombat “We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey no one can take for us or spare us.” ~ Marcel Proust

@Splinteredones “Try smiling. Even if you don’t feel it. You can go back to feeling icky anytime. For this moment, just smile and see what happens.”

Linked Tweets

@lizstrauss Top 10 ways to start living your life

@drcmblake How to Get Yourself Motivated by Starting Small

@GoodthingZ How to Master the Art of Saying Thank You

@drcmblake 7 Reasons To Be Happy Now Even If Things Aren’t Perfect

@GoodthingZ 10 Great Ways to Deal with Difficult People Without Becoming One Yourself

@thereseborchard My Illness Is Not My Identity

Bonus :) :

@PromisePlace Helping a child manage fears after a traumatic event
[SEO Excellent article on Sidran Institute’s site, a great resource in itself for trauma survivors.]

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