Dec 17 2010

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Best Tweets for Trauma Survivors (week ending 12/17/10)

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” and “share” this post 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.)

Long Dock/Voyages BT121717Photo Credit

@Tamavista “Make voyages. Attempt them.
There’s nothing else.” ~ Tennessee Williams


Six Standalone Tweets to Ponder

@goodthingZ “You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

@visityourself “Before trying to accept a painful situation, accept your own aversion to the situation. Breathe into the aversion.”

@PsychDigest “A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.” ~ St. Exupery

@Tamavista “The subconscious is ceaselessly murmuring, and it is by listening to these murmurs that one hears the truth.” ~ G. Bachelard

@soulseedz “Say ‘yes’ to now. Say ‘I don’t know’ to mystery. Say ‘thank you’ for the gift of being alive.”

@karenkmmonroy “Spirit cherishes and ego prizes.”


Linked Tweets



@psychcentral Reflecting on 2010: A Self Compassion Break (via @Mindful_Living)
[SEO: “…we need to look back on our lives so we can learn from the past, be more intentional in the present and be well in the future. What we need in the process is a little self-compassion.”]

@ssanquist 21 Holiday Stress Busters (via Beyond Blue)
[SEO: A light-hearted list of 21 slides about how to simplify, prioritize, and delegate your way through the holidays. I especially like “Hold Onto the Wonder”: “Even though I’m one stressed-out chick during the holidays, I still manage to enjoy myself. Because even stress can’t steal away the wonder of the season. Nothing can. Not illness, to-do lists, dysfunctional families, or crummy weather. If you feel your wonder begin to go, grab it back! It’s your best shield against stress.”]

@psychcentral Ack! Christmas is next week. Are you ready? Get relaxed with these Holiday Survival Tips
[“Wouldn’t it be nice to get through the season with just a little less stress and a few more moments, and calm and peace?”]

The Rest of the Best


(A special thanks to @goodthingZ who consistently tweets unusual, thought-provoking resources!)

@goodthingZ 5 Powerful Ways to Forgive Those Who Have Wronged You
[SEO: Great article; very detailed about what forgiveness means or doesn’t mean, and how to go about it to clear the clutter of energy devoted to negativity. What I like is that here there are not just two choices: forgive and be free, or don’t forgive and be miserable. The third choice is: don’t forgive, but cultivate acceptance.]

@Mindful_Living When You Just Can’t Sleep
[SEO: “One of the reasons anxious thoughts continue to spin is because we’re caught up in them relating to the problem of sleep from the anxious thoughts instead of stepping out of the whirlwind of the mind and relating to the anxious thoughts.”]

@goodthingZ An Awesome Guide to Inner Peace (“this article is superb!”) (via @aflourishinglif)
[SEO: “Showing up as a loving presence to yourself is one of the most sane and compassionate things you could ever do.”]

@ssanquist Let Sleeping Dogs Lie – or not?! (via Discussing Dissociation)
[SEO: The post author, Kathy Broady, LCSW, has a cute pile of new puppies (pics included!), and outlines the many ways in which puppies (or kittens!) enrich your life, and add to your mental well-being. She provides specific benefits of having a pet for each of several mental disorders or conditions. I’ve had cats in my life since I was three months old. They love unconditionally, make me laugh, and provide an anchor to reality in times when I’ve not been all that convinced I was real. All of that is priceless.]

@goodthingZ 9 Ways to Innovate Yourself
[SEO: “Sometimes we are stuck into looking at something in a set way. It can be the way we go about a particular task or problem. It becomes a ‘given’ that we unquestionably assume it’s just the way things are. A fresh new perspective can give it a whole new meaning and to our own amazement we realize there is a better way of dealing with it we never imagined could be possible.”]

@NAMIMass Mindfulness Meditation On A Par With Antidepressants At Preventing Depression Relapse
[SEO: “Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is being increasingly used as a psychotherapeutic approach for stress reduction, pain management, behavior change, and for self-management of symptoms of depression. MBCT does not use drugs, but teaches patients how to be aware of and to a certain extent regulate emotions so they can spot triggers of relapse early, plus make changes in lifestyle that help them gain a sense of balance in mood and hold the gains for longer.”]

@goodthingZ 10 Life Lessons from the movie “Elf”
[SEO: “You might not share my affinity for elf culture, or for Buddy. But I guarantee that you’ll gain something from the life lessons I gathered after watching the film yet another time.”]


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