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    Growing up with no sporting skills

    Hi. Growing up I always had problems with my social skills. I only have a few friends (fortunately each of them deeply cared for me and I am grateful for that), and I was really bad at sports. Coming from a culture, where boys are expected play at least some sport be it football or cricket, I was equally bad in all sorts of sports even table tennis or fussball. I couldn’t ride bicycles or swim either and I have always been a fat kid. Now at 32, I am happily married with my wife and a daughter. However, the regret of not getting to play enough sports or having good socializing skills makes me feel bad even today. You might say that it’s too much but this regret of not making memories in the playground or not being able to participate in discussions around sports tournaments or a certain athlete troubles me a lot on a deeply psychological level. Is there anybody else who feels almost ashamed about not getting to play sports in childhood, not making enough friends or not getting to discuss sports as an adult. Will very much appreciate your suggestions. Thanks. #Sports #Childhood #Friends #Shame #regrets

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    #Grief
    #Childhood trauma

    Mom, I miss you so much. You have been a peace in my life that has left an enormous wound.

    The feeling of helplessnes is back. Makes me feel scared to death. I desperately need you care for me.

    How on earth can it be possible to be my own caregiver?
    Are there people in my life to help me?

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    Mental health Journal..Do you write to clear your mind? #Childhood Trauma #ChildhoodAbuse #Anxiety #Trauma #Depression #Selfcare

    Does anyone keep a journal to help with your healing? I’m starting one, I’ve found so many prompt and page ideas. I believe it will be a really good step in my healing journey.

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    The Raincoat by Ada Limón

    Happy Friday, friends! The incredible Ada Limón was recently named the 24th Poet Laureate of the United States, so I wanted to share one my favorite pieces of hers with all of you. Limón is no stranger to chronic illness, and I think this poem speaks to some of the experiences of being a child (and adult!) with any type of illness. It's also a nice reminder of the power of community, caregivers, and supportive loved ones. Thank you, fellow Mighties, for helping to keep me dry.

    The Raincoat

    When the doctor suggested surgery

    and a brace for all my youngest years,

    my parents scrambled to take me

    to massage therapy, deep tissue work,

    osteopathy, and soon my crooked spine

    unspooled a bit, I could breathe again,

    and move more in a body unclouded

    by pain. My mom would tell me to sing

    songs to her the whole forty-five minute

    drive to Middle Two Rock Road and forty-

    five minutes back from physical therapy.

    She’d say, even my voice sounded unfettered

    by my spine afterward. So I sang and sang,

    because I thought she liked it. I never

    asked her what she gave up to drive me,

    or how her day was before this chore. Today,

    at her age, I was driving myself home from yet

    another spine appointment, singing along

    to some maudlin but solid song on the radio,

    and I saw a mom take her raincoat off

    and give it to her young daughter when

    a storm took over the afternoon. My god,

    I thought, my whole life I’ve been under her

    raincoat thinking it was somehow a marvel

    that I never got wet.

    poets.org/poem/raincoat

    #MightyPoets #Poetry #Scoliosis #ChronicIllness #Parent #Caregiver #Childhood

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    I always wonder how long I've been broken for... #Childhood

    Whether it was the first time I stepped into a classroom and anxiety led me to throw up on my new shoes.
    Perhaps it was the confusion that consumed me when confronted with other children my age socialising as if they've been friends forever when to little sheltered me they were strangers who I was taught to be afraid of, taught that I didn't belong.
    Maybe I started to break as soon as I hit my teens: where an evil presence lurked in every corner, an evil that looked like me. #MentalHealth #Psychosis

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    Is Anyone Up For A Room Today?

    Hi everyone! I don’t know how everyone’s week or month has been going, but I’d really like to hear from you. Would anyone like to do a room today?! I know I feel like I need to talk to someone 💕 Let me know! #Childhood Trauma

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    Guide to being a SURVIVOR!

    #ChildhoodAbuse #abandonment #Rape #terror #Depression ….

    When I was a small child, my father #Abandoned me without a goodbye. Mother had #Manic depression, and we were left poverty stricken. My clothes were holey, #filthy and #Hunger was a constant.
    I lived in #terror being 6 yrs old, alone and subjected to constant #Abuse by strangers in my house.
    I knew I had 2 choices #fight or #Die if I was going to win the ring of #Horror that had become my life. I chose to fight, to do what I needed to do, just to buy a pair of shoes. I had none. To cut a long story short, I want whoever is reading this to know that no matter how horrible, #Terrifying your life is right now? Take back your #courage , and #fight for what you want.
    I’ve done more than #survive severe #Childhood trauma, I’m a #MentalIllness survivor too. I’ve excelled on my own, through my determination to get out of the hell hole I was in: like: meeting and hugging Nelson Mandela. Raising money for victims of crime, importing and exporting art and furniture, travelling to most of the countries in the world, making friends and connections on my own. owning my many businesses, and selling them for profit. Studying and being qualified in the science of the addicted, mentally Ill brain. Qualifying as a mental illness and addiction counsellor, raising 3 kids who’re well balanced and happy .
    I’m now a YouTube influencer, my channel focuses on mental illnesses. Now, I’m teaming with MIND uk, to raise money for the mentally ill people who can’t work.

    You are a survivor, you’re a magical, strong, brave, fabulous person.
    Go for whatever you want, because you can. You can, no matter what ‘they’ did or said.
    Do it! Your life is yours. Please take it back.
    I’m with you.

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    These days I'd rather end my life than actually face the extreme pain of trauma processing

    What I see before me now in the trauma I have looked into that I experienced in childhood is something genuinely do not want to deal with

    But I know I have to

    And because its inevitable and I see it as too hard for me to genuinely handle on top of everything else, I've been seeing giving up as a viable option

    I don't want to do this work

    I don't want to go down this path

    I'd rather not bother trying to heal something that will knock the wind out of me and leave me in a state of emotional distress

    This is my limit and I cannot face anything else

    #Trauma #giveup #Suicide #Childhood #Abuse

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    With the severe trauma and abuse I have, I feel I can realistically only live few "decent" years

    The reality, with the severity of the trauma I experienced, is a life that will mostly be of pain, suicidality, and immense struggle

    I will have more bad days and bad moments than days where I will feel in control

    If I live a long life, it will be a mostly miserable one

    It's better to live a short life that is with happy moments than a long miserable one

    If I was ever diagnosed with an incurable disease, it would honestly be for the best

    People with my kind of trauma can't live healthy fulfilling lives...

    #Suicide #Trauma #Abuse #mentalillnes #Childhood