Jun 04 2010

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Best Tweets for Trauma Survivors (week ending 06/04/10)

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

@natashabadhwar “If I had a better idea of what I am doing, I suspect I’d have less courage to do it.” (via @BeyondMeds)

@CarePathways “Wherever you are, is just fine. You can get to wherever you want to be from wherever you are.”

@pinwheelgirl “The minute you begin to do what you really want to do, it’s really a different kind of life.” ~ Buckminster Fuller

@LillyAnn “We don’t have ‘issues’. Instead we have energies, stories, and emotions that need awareness, acknowledgment and acceptance.”

@AffirmYourLife “Miracles come in moments. Be ready and willing.” ~ Dr Wayne Dyer

@LillyAnn “If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments.” ~ A. M. Lindbergh

@TWLOHA “And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time.” ~ Libba Bray (via _amandajo)

@Tamavista “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” ~ Anais Nin

@lizstrauss “To be brave is to be vulnerable. That paradox is what makes a hero.”

@unmarketing “If you are your authentic self, you have no competition. Be your greatness.”

@LillyAnn “Truth: Anything that keeps you from growing is never worth defending.”

@therapy4help “Dealing with these unclaimed darknesses in ourselves isn’t easy — we hang onto our denial fiercely.”

@WritersQuotes “When you play it too safe, you’re taking the biggest risk of your life. Time is the only wealth we’re given.” ~ Barbara Sher

@healingtrauma “Figure out what your capabilities and strengths are, and then introduce them to your fear — one at a time.”

@AffirmYourLife “Act so as to encourage the best in others, and by so doing you will develop the best in yourself.” ~ Felix Adler

@Maura_Aura “Find the good. It’s all around you.” ~ Jesse Owens

@AffirmYourLife “Goodness is the only investment that never fails.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

Linked Tweets

@McaylaSarno A helpful quiz for kids on identifying strangers (brace yourself)

@goodthingZ 7 Keys to Discovering Your Life’s Purpose…Today
[SEO: Answer these seven question sets; the answers are intended to “point you in the direction of your gifts”. It also helps you focus on positive aspects of your life, so don’t downplay your ideals or accomplishments.]

@ssanquist PTSD and Unemployment
[SEO: Timely topic. Being unemployed is bad enough, but unresolved past trauma can be exacerbated by adding long term unemployment to the mix.]

@PsychToday A Procrastination Test to Uncover Procrastination Patterns — When you know where you stand on procrastination, you know what to change.

@copyblogger Is F.E.A.R. Holding You Back? (via @ElyssaD)
[SEO: False Evidence Appearing Real. That’ll do it for me.]

@unsuicide Need to talk? International list of people who listen and care, 24/7

@MichelePTSD The Value of Reaching Out: 6 Questions for Building Your Support System – Free live teleseminar 6/10 9PM EST

@TWLOHA Here’s today’s Memorial Day blog, in case you missed it earlier.
[SEO: Without doubt, the most moving article I read this week concerning Memorial Day. “Please remember the ones who can’t forget, the soldiers forever trying to get home, trying to let go, to be okay…” Read this in its entirety.]

@WRY999 “Thanks to all our vets in the U.S. on this Memorial Day! I’ve posted some PTSD resources on Brain Posts #SOT

@webmiss007 NIMH ~ Coping with Traumatic Events
[SEO: Many links to government resources and information.]

@ssanquist The Difference Between Depression and Losing Your Mojo | Psychology Today

@drcmblake 40 Ways to Let Go and Feel Less Pain Via Tiny Buddha

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