It’s important to understand that we do indeed have that right to use our voice and bring the past to light, in order to heal.
Pets can be a living, breathing, security blanket.
Survivors are the most resilient people on the earth.
There’s a tremendous amount of conflict in all of this, so it’s important to give ourselves permission to feel all of these feelings and not stuff them away and avoid them.
Because silence is what brought us to this point where, in the United States alone, one in 5 adults suffers from some type of mental illness.
The problem is, for trauma survivors, our warning system is on all the time.
Why is it a struggle to reach out and talk to our guy friends about personal, sensitive subjects?
As a child of a Narcissistic parent, you haven’t felt seen, you haven’t been heard, everything was always your fault.
It’s always important to put yourself first when dealing with a narcissist.
Little did you know, Petals, that things were not always as they seemed when it came to me.
Once you let the world know that you are not ashamed of your past you are not only helping yourself but others.
As if you weren’t already overwhelmed, now the past makes things even worse.
Consider this your indoctrination into the world of 3 dudes sitting around discussing advocacy and mental health awareness.
One way that it tries to disguise itself is to try to make you think that “you are your anxiety” and “your anxiety is you.”
This Journey that we are on, while it may not have an actual destination, is about a mindset and a confidence that is built along the way.
Her message of hope, and being a kindred spirit for childhood sexual abuse survivors, is shining a hopeful light for survivors.