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Jun 25 2010

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Best Tweets for Trauma Survivors (week ending 06/25/10)

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

@CarePathways “Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.” ~ Jimi Hendrix

@dontcallmesybil “Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift.” ~ Mary Oliver

@Maura_Aura “We have a choice every day — to act on yesterday’s good intentions or get an early start on tomorrow’s regrets.” ~ Robert Brault

@Tamavista “It is only by risking … that we live at all.” ~ William James

@sojourner5 “Love means to love that which is unlovable; or it is no virtue at all.” ~ G.K. Chesterton

@Tamavista “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” ~ Carl Rogers

@TrendyDC “ღ Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.” ~ Dalai Lama

@DalaiLama “Compassion instills a sense of calm, inner strength, and a deep confidence and satisfaction.”

@CoachCecily “I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.” ~ Hafiz (via @CourageIsChange)

@MindfullyChange “You panic your way to nowhere and relax your way to everywhere.” ~ Unknown

@SanityJournals “What part of you has been holding back, but really wants to leap out and be expressed?”

@bella_yogini “The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.” ~ Caroline Myss

@BlondeTXGoddess “Let your Love decide, not your Fear.” (via @TheDailyLove)

@dustmapper We can’t undo trauma, but we can transcend it. (via @BeyondMeds)

@Jason_Pollock “Pay it Forward! Ask yourself this: ‘What have I done today for someone else?'”

@Maura_Aura “Compassion is hard; it requires the inner disposition to go with others to a place where they are weak, vulnerable, lonely, and broken. ~ Nouwen

@LollyDaskal “Listening intently to someone is one of the best ways I know of to honor that person and forge a deep human connection.”

@Tamavista “There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.” ~ Ralph Blum

Linked Tweets

@RichBassett The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Information Page ~ comprehensive information and support” (via @padschicago)
[SEO: David Baldwin’s Trauma Page has been on the Internet at least 15 years, and was the original go-to site for information dealing with PTSD and trauma issues. He has not updated since November 2006, but there is a wealth of resources here.]

On Stress and Relaxation

@tlomauro Why Relaxing Is Hard Work ~ WSJ.com
[SEO: People who live stressed lives often find it very difficult to relax. This article delves into the “why”, and offers tips to overcome it.]

@CognitiveTherap How to Put Boundaries Around Worry
[SEO: Very helpful 9 page slide show about various aspects of worry, and how to deal with it in healthy ways.]

@drcmblake How to Deal with Exhaustion: 10 Tips to Function Better When You’re Tired (via Tiny Buddha Blog)

@anothernuday Relaxation Music 19 – Tea Song of the Xiang River
[SEO: See also the whole series of relaxation music videos at this site. Beautiful soaring nature photography and gentle music.]

@psychcentral Need help relaxing? Here are a few great relaxation techniques to calm the body.

The Best of the Rest

@ssanquist Authentic Self-Esteem
[SEO: Excellent article about what authentic self-esteem is, and isn’t, and how modern advertising distorts our perceptions of reality.]

@goodthingZ Boost Your Body Image by Journaling
[SEO: Acknowledges that journaling has long been a tool in treating emotional eating, and offers the idea that journaling can improve one’s body image and self-image. Lots of good tips!]

@woundedgenius Art therapy project for trauma survivors (via @woundedgenius)
[SEO: @littlesheffele is writing a book on art therapy for all types of trauma survivors, and seeks volunteers to test the book’s activities and provide feedback on them. See the article for details.]

@ssanquist Dr. Deb: 10 Tips for Ethical Parenting
[SEO: A book review of “Good Kids, Tough Choices” by Rushworth M. Kidder, which includes Kidder’s 10 tips for ethical parenting.]

@PromisePlace 12 Questions Parents Should Ask About Child’s Mental Health
[SEO: Know the signs; know what to do. Your kids are depending on you.]

@nytimeshealth Can You Die of Insomnia?
[SEO: As a chronic insomniac, I’ve had my moments where I wondered about this.]

@thereseborchard Four Steps to Free Yourself from Limiting Beliefs

@Anxiety_Wisdom Practice Of Mindfulness Can Relieve Depression And Anxiety (via EmpowHER.com)

@DrMarsha 5 Simple Ways To Be A Better Listener (via @GuyKawasaki)
[SEO: We all want to be heard. Most of us could also be better listeners.]

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1 comment

  1. Lothlorien

    This is my favorite:

    @SanityJournals “What part of you has been holding back, but really wants to leap out and be expressed?”

    Awesome!!!!! Really awesome!!!

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