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.
@soulseedz “The last of the human freedoms is to choose your attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose your own way.” ~ Victor Frankl
@LynnRose “Experience is NOT what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you.” ~ Aldous Huxley (via @naturcounselor @Fighting_Soul)
@Tamavista “All men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.” ~ Thurber
@reginaldcuffee “Until you release your fears, they will always keep you in your comfort zone.”
@AlignYourEnergy “The fastest way to get to a new-and-improved situation is to make peace with your current situation. ~ Abraham
@TheDailyLove “You will thrive when the authentic you is stronger than your fear!”
@AncientProverbs “I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.” ~ Aristotle
@CarePathways “The last thing you want to do now is steal any more life from yourself by not living in this moment this hour this day.”
@LZeefe “The powerful forces of love, care, and compassion can change the world. Be a part of the chain. Let your voice be heard and be pro-active.”
@earthservant “I choose and accept powerful intention, new determination, enthusiasm, and creativity in the flow of grace with effortless ease.”
@soulseedz “Say to yourself: I give myself permission to be all, do all, see all, and love all, that the gift of life has to offer.”
@Tamavista “Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.” ~ Santayana
@CarePathways “In life there are people who will lift you up and people who will want you to fail; be with the people who lift you up.”
@Billy_Cox “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. What the world needs is people who have come alive.”
@karenkmmonroy “Try to notice the correlation between what you resist and how it persists. Amazing huh?”
@quotemeal “The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer.” ~ Edward R. Murrow
@PalCheck What to do if you know someone who is suicidal
[SEO: Good basic information that you should keep handy. It could save a life.]
@KateAnthony Therapy Tales — a cartoon about avoiding eye contact.
[SEO: See the whole series at that link! And you can follow the artist on Twitter — @TherapyTales]
@Beyond Meds “You Can’t Heal What You Don’t Feel — a FAVE piece written by Nicole Urdang.”
@drcmblake Desire What You Have and Feel More Satisfied in Life (Via @zen_habits)
@rcinstitute Sharing your secrets with strangers or those who don’t care violates your own boundaries.
[SEO: An encore for this article about establishing healthy boundaries. It’s vital to healing that you set healthy boundaries in your life.]
@BeyondMeds “Radical acceptance — a bit of commentary and some resources. New post inspired by @zebraspolkadots’ post Accepting Peace.”
@zebraspolkadots A Journey… Paying Homage To The Past
[SEO: In this follow-up post to “Accepting Peace” (linked directly above this entry), @zebraspolkadots describes her realization that denying what occurred in the past to try to keep its pain at bay serves merely to keep one stuck in an unhappy present.]
@goodthingZ 50 Ways to Start Fresh (in many areas of life)
@realwarriors Cool new app seeks to help those struggling with PTSD
[SEO: It’s free, available for iPhone and Android, and designed for veterans and their families. Some enterprising person should approach the developer about modifying it for non-military PTSD sufferers. Okay, I sent them an email. ]
@goodthingZ Stretch Your Way Into Stress Relief with These 10 Stretches
[SEO: Includes how-to pictures of each stress relief stretch.]
@HealMyPTSD Popular PTSD questions
[SEO: Excellent basic PTSD FAQ. While veterans have high visibility with respect to PTSD issues, trauma derives from many causes and results in myriad outcomes. The answers to these questions are framed in such a way to reflect that.]
@anothernuday 5 Smart and Effective Steps to Beat Stress
@KarenLPhillips Relax and listen to the sea…. (via @ssanquist)
[SEO: This is rather hypnotic. Besides relaxation, I had it on in background when writing, and it helped to keep extraneous sounds from intruding on my thought processes. Excellent!]