Mar 25 2011

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Best Tweets for Trauma and PTSD Survivors (week ending 03/25/11)

Best Tweets for Trauma and PTSD 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.)



BT032511 Fences

Photo Credit

@LillyAnn “You know the field of knowledge by the fences;
you know the field of understanding by their absence.”


Six Standalone Tweets to Ponder

@Tamavista “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” ~ Anais Nin

@karenkmmonroy “The difference between not knowing ‘what to do’ and pretending confusion because you do know, and don’t like the answer? Your suffering.”

@rcinstitute “WisdomWednesday: how much do you want to participate in the perpetuation of your own suffering?”

@drmikemurdock “When you decide what matters MOST… You will discern what matters LESS.”

@debrareble “To have deeper, more loving intimate relationships, we have to first become more loving and intimate with ourselves.”

@IntegrateMD “Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.” ~ Tolstoy


Linked Tweets

@makiwi “NHK: biggest slum area in Bangkok, Thailand gathers 900,000 yen donations for Japan in one day.”
[SEO: The American Red Cross will be seeking donations for Japan for a very long time. Please help if you are able.]

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@800273TALK As spring approaches, here are some ways to let nature help boost your mood
[SEO: “Being outdoors at a park, the beach or even just a few feet from our doorsteps can feel both relaxing and invigorating. In fact, research has shown that participating in physical activity in the great outdoors can do a world of good for your psyche.”]

@insanelyserene Do You Beat Yourself Up? 4 Ways to Stand Up to the Inner Bully (via @AlwaysWellWithn)
[SEO: “One of the worst enemies of serenity is beating ourselves up for our mistakes. Even though we’re taught that ‘everyone is human and makes mistakes,’ many of us do not believe it. Instead, we have bought into the illusion of perfection, in which we can only be happy if we meet standards that remain forever just out of reach.”]

@NancyMcCarter The Many Benefits of Art Therapy
[SEO: Beyond the varied benefits of exploring your self in creative expression, “Art therapy can help improve various mental and physical symptoms including, but not limited to, reducing pain, anxiety, and tension. It can be beneficial to those who have mental disorders, severe or light emotional abuse, cancer, post traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), people who are bipolar, and a variety of other serious ailments.”]

@DorleeM 9 Ways to Make the Most Out of Therapy ~ do your homework, be open to change and the process ~
[SEO: “Therapy can be tricky. Before even walking in the door for their first appointment, many people already have a variety of preconceived notions. And these beliefs can become blocks in treatment, interfering with the therapeutic process.”]

@SarahEOlson2009 6 Signs It’s Time to Dump Your Therapist
[SEO: “Therapists aren’t always self-aware enough to acknowledge that sometimes they may see a client who isn’t the best fit for them (and bad therapists will never acknowledge such a thing). Hey, they’re human and sometimes they miss their own signs.” Be sure to read the comments for many more signs from those who’ve been there.]

@psychcentral This post’s all about the fears that prevent us from growth, success and fulfilling our dreams
[SEO: (So we’re all on the same page here, ‘Tall Poppy Syndrome’, per Wikipedia: “… is a pejorative term used in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand to describe a social phenomenon in which people of genuine merit are resented, attacked, cut down, or criticised because their talents or achievements elevate them above or distinguish them from their peers.” Just watch trending topics on Twitter  — you see this daily in tweets about actors, musicians, or sports stars. In your daily life, it can come from family and friends if they don’t approve of your life choices.)

“…If it’s taken root in your patch, it can make it tricky for you to strive. To grow. To dare to put yourself out there in the world and try your best at what you’re passionate about. For it can be a pretty potent motivator to stay small…safe…(silent, even).” The author walks through questions to gain clarity about the fears that hold you back. “…what is it, exactly, that you might fear if you stuck your head up above the parapet? (It might be worth getting to know that stuff a little better, for, often, we can carry around fairly nebulous worries that can actually draw strength from remaining indistinct… Getting clearer about them sometimes brings them into sharper focus; makes them more known to you. Maybe even more manageable).”]

@rcinstitute ThoughtfulThursday: moving beyond the victim role — taking personal responsibility
[SEO: An important discussion about why people hang onto the victim role, and why some people get something out of “rescuing” them. “There is no compensating in the present for a lack of love or care during childhood. The way to deal with such a past is not to remain a child but to embrace adulthood. When someone finds their power and realizes that they now have a choice about what happens in their life, they free themselves not just from the victim-role of today but from the feelings of helplessness they experienced, years ago.”]


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  1. wolflinda


    Thank you so much for mentioning Insanely Serene’s post on the inner bully. I’m glad to find your site and look forward to exploring some of your other recommendations.


    1. Sarah Olson

      Hi Linda,

      You are very welcome! I love finding new, helpful resources. :)

      Take care,


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