Trauma Tips

How to Recover from Trauma: Tip #4 Be Bold

Be Bold

Fighting the Urge to Fade Into the Background When you’ve been through some really hard shit, it’s really really easy to want to put on some camouflage and fade into the background. And by all means, if you are still in survival mode, allow yourself that time. I needed it. A lot of it. I…

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How to Recover from Trauma: Tip #3 Make New Friends

Melissa and Emily

When You Leave Your Old Life Behind When you go through a trauma, it creates a rift in your life. For me anyway, there is the life I had before the fire and my son being born, and there is the life I have after. It’s not even like two different chapters, it’s like two…

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How to Recover from Trauma: Tip #2 Accept You’re a Victim

Nothing left

Bad Things Happen Most of the time there’s nothing we can do about it. When my entire neighborhood was lost in the 2017 Northern California Wildfires, no one saw it coming. I don’t live in the middle of the forest. I’m in a residential neighborhood. That shit just doesn’t happen! I just so happened to…

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How to Recover from Trauma: Tip #1 Learn to Say Yes

Amazon Fresh Donation

Amazon Fresh donation from family friends Swallowing Pride I’ve never been good at accepting help. Call it pride, call it stubbornness, but it’s one of my biggest faults. In college, I literally failed courses because I thought that going to my professor to tell him or her that I was struggling meant that I was…

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