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Aug 27 2010

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Best Tweets for Trauma Survivors (week ending 08/27/10)

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.

NEW and REALLY COOL: You can now “like” this post, and “share” it everywhere with the touch of a button or two at the end of the linked tweets! Feel free to do any or all of that! (And thanks.)

Standalone Tweets

@ShiftYourLife “Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.” ~ Bertolt Brecht

@karenkmmonroy “Your identification with illusions strengthens them and weakens you.”

@peterworsfold “Doing more of what doesn’t work won’t make it work any better.” ~ Charles Givens

@Tamavista “What lies in our power to do, lies in our power not to do.” ~ Aristotle

@LillyAnn “Be open to learning new things. You don’t know what you don’t know until you find out.”

@PixelProject “I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” ~ Lao Tzu

@Tamavista “Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.” ~ Goethe

@2morrowknight “A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.” ~ Gilbran

@pinwheelgirl “No matter what your circumstances, you can always do something, one little thing, a step at a time, to improve them. Begin.”

@JohnKremer “Once you start making changes, no matter how small, suddenly everything seems possible.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

@DarrenSproat “There is genius in persistence. It conquers all opposers. It gives confidence. It annihilates obstacles.” ~ Orson Swett Marden

@justawakening “Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.” ~ Albert Einstein

@zebraspolkadots “We all have ‘consciousness’. Whether we choose to use it or not is up to us.”

@pinwheelgirl “Be open to receiving. There are teachers everywhere and in everything.”

@SashaKane “There will always be those who sadden you… Thank God there are so many other people who will encourage you to dance, sing, and smile.”

@JaqStone “You may never know whose life you changed just by being you, but rest assured that you are a gift to someone.”

@soulseedz “Catching your breath is a beautiful image that carries permission to slow down and catch up to the life that swirls inside.”

@thedeeperwell “A voice inside the heart says, ‘I know you’re tired, but come. This is the way.’ ~ Rumi

Linked Tweets

@NAMIMass National Chronic Invisible Illness Awareness Week Sept. 13-19th. Are you or someone you know living with an invisible chronic illness?
[SEO: There is still such stigma attached to mental illness that many people make it “invisible” to any extent possible, which then shuts out opportunities for care and compassion from others. Others live in chronic physical pain with no obvious source of their distress. They can’t just “get over it”; it impacts every facet of life. This website is full of understanding and compassionate people on the same journey. You can also participate in their Share about your life with invisible illness ’30 things’ meme. A good resource all year long!]

@2morrowknight 50 Ways to Get Your Life in Order (via @mistygirlph @ruhanirabin)
[SEO: I am a clutterer and saver. Sometimes the clutter gets overwhelming, and I don’t even know where to begin with it. This article provides 50 practical places to begin, which includes working on the clutter in your mind.]

@goodthingZ A Short Guide to Setting Boundaries
[SEO: This is just excellent. “A personal boundary is a clear line which says ‘this is where my space begins and you’re not welcome in here.’” How to recognize the anger that develops when your boundaries have been violated; and to identify and set your boundaries.]

@TheBlisschick When reading goes from comfort to toxic trigger
[SEO: With information instantly available online, it’s easy to become immersed in things that end up triggering emotional upsets and perhaps triggery behaviors. Sometimes you must step away from the book (or article or whatever) when you realize you’re in a vulnerable place. Knowledge is power, but knowledge of yourself is much more so. (You can always go back to that book down the road when stronger. Or not.)]

@ssanquist Everyday Health: What Not to Say to a Depressed Person (Beyond Blue blog)
[SEO: Long ago, in high school, my best friend said cheerily to me at a very low moment in my life, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!” Add that to the list of what not to say.]

@EmotionalLife Do you have many regrets in your life? A new way of viewing regret
[SEO: Discusses why regrets can be positive toward growth, while guilt is destructive of it. “Regret acknowledges the integrity of oneself in the current, rather than labeling ourselves with negative beliefs from the past and potentially, the future.”]

@sojourner5 Do you have a friend or loved one with PTSD? Need to understand what their life is like?
[SEO: Great presentation that you can offer to the non-PTSD affected people in your own life, about why you are frozen and stuck, and can’t “just let it go”.]

@goodthingZ 5 Surefire Ways to Strengthen Your Willpower
[SEO: I’ve always considered “will power” as being the internal drill sergeant who bashes me into submission, which then angers me, and so … fails. This article reframes “will power” as something much more positive.]

@MyAnxietyCure Take the Edge Off of Anxiety With These Seven Stress Reduction Techniques
[Basic things to do; but I forget them when I’m in the middle of anxiety. I’m going to put this in a more obvious location.]

@psychotherapi 39 Ways to Live, and Not Merely Exist
[SEO: This article describes big, bold ways to live and not merely exist, such as “touch humanity” and “face your fears”. If that seems too much to begin with, then pace yourself by trying to “do nothing”. (It’s included in the list of 39! :)) I’m not really making light of this; society encourages us to merely exist in myriad ways. Break out of that way of thinking, and you look at things very differently.]

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  1. Abeeliever

    This is a great list filled with wonderful resources, inspiration and encouragement. Thank you for sharing and collecting these tweets!

    1. Sarah Olson

      Thank you so much! Have a terrific weekend!

      Sarah

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