May 14 2010

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Best Tweets for Trauma Survivors (week ending 05/14/10)

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

@awakeningaimee “It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.” ~ Seneca

@Maura_Aura “The wound is the place where the light enters you.” RUMI (via @ShekhinahShaman)

@Tamavista “The past will not tell us what we ought to do, but… what we ought to avoid.” ~ Jose Ortega y Gasset

@psychotherapi “Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure.” (via @ACouchofMyOwn)

@esoterismo “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” ~ William James

@LisaKiftTherapy “Most of our troubles are due to our passionate desire for and attachment to things that we misapprehend as enduring entities.” ~ Dalai Lama

@LoriThrives “Loving can cost a lot, not loving always costs more.” ~ Merle Shain

@MindfullyChange “Aversion is like really sticky glue. It’s just another form of attachment.” ~ Buddhist proverb
[SEO: Lightbulb! The time and attention invested in aversion creates an attachment just as surely as if you wanted it. Aha!]

@MompreneursCafe “A tulip doesn’t strive to impress anyone. It doesn’t struggle to be different than a rose. It doesn’t have to.” You don’t either.

@TheGodLight “Life lived for tomorrow will always be just a day away from being realized.” ~ Leo Buscaglia

@LillyAnn “If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.” ~ Emile Zola

@rebelbrown “Whatever your past has been, you have a spotless future.” ~ unknown

Linked Tweets

@drcmblake 100 Self Improvement Blogs: Improve Your Physical and Mental Health
[SEO: I love these compilations. I can always find something new in them.]

@MindfulBoston The word “mindful” is becoming a new buzzword. An article about why, and what Mindful means.

@DrMarsha The ABCs of Mindful Learning: Attention, Balance and Compassion (VIDEO)

@therapy4help How to cultivate social support and reduce stress

@MindfullyChange Under pressure? Here are a few Stress Relief Tips

@PTSDdotOrg The pain game – Virtual reality games are being used as anaesthesia for pain management
[SEO: This article begins with “virtual anesthesia”, a video game that distracts burn patients during painful procedures, then continues discussion of the use of virtual reality to treat PTSD symptoms in veterans. Interesting premise, and possibly adaptable to help other types of trauma survivors as well.]

@drcmblake The Pink Elephant Effect: Magnifying Distractions by Ignoring Them (via @magicplum)

@DocJohnG 10 Ways To Find New Motivation and Rise Above Roadblocks

@OMGWisdom Don’t ever give up (via _amandajo)

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