Jun 18 2010

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Best Tweets for Trauma Survivors (week ending 06/18/10)

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

@Maura_Aura “Everything that happens is designed to awaken us. Everything.” ~ Leonard Jacobson (via @iamwun )

@NoBullDoogy “The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.” ~ John Milton

@empowermentguru “We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” ~ Buddha

@abandontheherd “You suffer because things are impermanent and you think they are permanent.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh (via @TheGodLight)

@CarePathways “Reality is more than our five senses, and we need to keep checking and being skeptical of what we think we know in order to truly know.”

@Palidan “Everyone wants to live at the top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” ~ anonymous (via @zebraspolkadots)

@Gemma_Stone “Our attitudes are the crayons that color our world.” ~ Allen Klein

@GreatestQuotes “It is our choices…that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” ~ J. K. Rowling

@karenkmmonroy “It’s not about anyone or anything else. It’s all about you — how you show up — or don’t.”

@Tamavista “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” ~ T.S. Eliot

@TheGodLight “You cannot truly live unless you embrace the sad and glad times of life. Living is being at one with your internal feelings.”

@karenkmmonroy “Declaring ‘good and bad’ is just a form of resistance to life…it already is, unhook, step to the outcome you desire.”

@Maura_Aura “The scars you acquire by exercising courage will never make you feel inferior.” ~ D.A. Battista

@therapy4help “Savor every moment of life. Be present, take your time, breathe, relax, make a point to move slower and avoid filling your life with busyness.”

@zebraspolkadots “Insight comes from new information that leads us to the awareness that will empower us to create our own change.” ~ House of Zebras

@Maura_Aura “Should somebody else tell you who you are? Don’t worry about what others say. Know who you are.” ~ Swami Satchidananda

@BeautyofWisdom “When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” ~ Jean S Bolen

@karenkmmonroy “When you want what you want it’s hard to trust in the timing of the Universe. Be compassionate to self and trust.”

@Kinderbeten “Being listened to and heard is one of the greatest desires of the human heart.” ~ Richard Carlson
[So … listen to and hear yourself.]

Linked Tweets

@NAMIMass Know the lifeline 1-800-273-8255 or @800273TALK FREE 24/7 when you or someone you know needs help

@DeborahSerani Stalking safety tips

@drcmblake On Finding Your Purpose and Running Down a Dream (Via Tiny Buddha)

@PromisePlace Impact of Trauma
[SEO: Focus is on “zero to three” years of age group witnessing violence; impacts and some resources.]

@mental_news Our Brains Distort Our Own Body Image
[SEO: Fascinating. In a research experiment, healthy people’s brains distorted their perceived size of their hand to be both wider and shorter than reality, even though they could recognize a picture of their actual hand. Implications for disorders that deal with body image/ distortions.]

@PromisePlace Survivors Healing Center · The Issue
[SEO: “The issue” specific to survivors of child sexual abuse; what it is; long term impacts and description of various psychological disorders which may occur; and steps one can take when first dealing with all of this. Good primer to offer to anyone new to these issues.]

@karenkmmonroy Letting your dreams find you
[SEO: The relative dream vs the soul dream. Thought provoking read!]

@endstigma “Great article about mens’ experience with depression.” (via @CreativeFusion @MadPsych)

@pinwheelgirl Do you feel good when good things happen? Or do you try to find something wrong with them?

@zebraspolkadots Claiming A New Paradigm…For Myself
[SEO: Does your focus on “illness” deny you the feeling of “wellness”? Changing that mindset can be empowering.]

@SoulHealr What’s the difference between mindfulness and relaxation?

@psychcentral “Feeling stressed? Read The Power of Acceptance.”

@MyAnxietyCure Six Practical Ways of Coping With Panic Attacks

@HealMyPTSD New discussion posted — PTSD triggers: Coping with PTSD
[SEO: “Heal My PTSD — A Self-Empowered Healing Discussion Board”]

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