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#Life ’s #Joy : Birthday Agenda

#party ….nope
#Guest ….nope
#dressup ….nope
#Orders ….nope
#drive ….nope
#Directions ….nope
#Late #home ….nope
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#rest ….YUP
#relax ….YUP
#Fun at #home …YUP
#Stayed inside….YUP
#Loved the day….YUP
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#Reality ….Fabulous #mentally #Healthy #Birthday without any
#Anxiety #PTSD #CPTSD #Depression #FinancialPain #worries #Guilt #Stress

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#Life ’s #Joy : Birthday Agenda

#party ….nope
#Guest ….nope
#dressup ….nope
#Orders ….nope
#drive ….nope
#Directions ….nope
#Late #home ….nope
—————————-
#rest ….YUP
#relax ….YUP
#Fun at #home …YUP
#Stayed inside….YUP
#Loved the day….YUP
——————————
#Reality ….Fabulous #mentally #Healthy #Birthday without any
#Anxiety #PTSD #CPTSD #Depression #FinancialPain #worries #Guilt #Stress

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How does your body respond to trauma anniversaries?

There is a clinical term in psychology called “the anniversary effect.” It’s the physiological and psychological manifestation of trauma anniversaries (e.g., the date your parent died, the date of an accident, or the date you went no-contact with someone close to you). Symptoms can include: GI upset, rapid breathing, panic attacks, sweat, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping, chronic pain flare-ups, etc.

Have you ever experienced the anniversary effect? What symptoms did you have?

💡 P.S. This Mighty story explains the concept so well, and has some great tips about how to cope: 7 Tips to Help You Deal With the 'Anniversary Effect'

#MightyMinute #Trauma #PTSD #CPTSD #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #CheckInWithMe #Grief #Cancer #ADHD #Autism #Caregiving

7 Tips to Help You Deal With the 'Anniversary Effect'

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How does your body respond to trauma anniversaries?

There is a clinical term in psychology called “the anniversary effect.” It’s the physiological and psychological manifestation of trauma anniversaries (e.g., the date your parent died, the date of an accident, or the date you went no-contact with someone close to you). Symptoms can include: GI upset, rapid breathing, panic attacks, sweat, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping, chronic pain flare-ups, etc.

Have you ever experienced the anniversary effect? What symptoms did you have?

💡 P.S. This Mighty story explains the concept so well, and has some great tips about how to cope: 7 Tips to Help You Deal With the 'Anniversary Effect'

#MightyMinute #Trauma #PTSD #CPTSD #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #CheckInWithMe #Grief #Cancer #ADHD #Autism #Caregiving

7 Tips to Help You Deal With the 'Anniversary Effect'

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We make ourselves into one or the other.

Thought:

Definition of warrior:

broadly: a person engaged in some struggle or conflict

Synonym: fighter

often attributive

relating to or of the nature of —an attribute

a quality, character, or characteristic ascribed to someone or something

Example: All of us Mighties have become warriors.

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This is a potent message about YOUR personal strength.
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Also, remember this-
“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”

And when you think you do not have any fight/warrior left in you, or that you are not fully winning the battle, just know this- an example from my own personal experience-
Once you have made yourself into a warrior, you will always be a warrior—even when you don’t see it.

“Strength does not come from winning.
*Your struggles develop your strengths*.
When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that's strength.” #MajorDepressiveDisorder #Depression #TreatmentresistantDepression #TRD #MDD #MentalHealth #Anxiety #ChronicFatigue #ChronicIllness #Grief #PTSDSupportAndRecovery #ComplexPosttraumaticStressDisorder #PTSD

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A post of gratitude…

I’m grateful for finding groups and sites such as this one. Grateful to find people that understand what it’s like to be in that constant internal conflict between under and overstimulated. I am an HSP/HSS, amongst other things, and I continually find MySelf trying to steady between Being “not enough” and “too much” for the world around Me, while seeking My perfect balance internally.

I, like most here, have a great many interests, and feelings about those interests. Every last one of them. So many feelings. I’m grateful to find space with others here who also aspire to find their perfect blend of balance. Looking forward to interacting more with everyone.

May all be well.

May all be safe.

May all be free from suffering and harm.

May all be joyFull and at ease.

🙏🏽✨

#highlysensitveperson #Anxiety #AspergersSyndrome #AutismSpectrumDisorder #ADHD #audhd #highsensationseeker #PostTraumaticStressDisorder #TransientIschemicAttack #ComplexPosttraumaticStressDisorder #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #Addiction #PanicAttacks #Neurodiversity #Grief #Endometriosis #Arthritis #EmptySellaSyndrome #TraumaticBrainInjury #Trauma

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#mighty Pets

I’ve been so blessed to have had so many Pets of All Kinds in my lifetime! I briefly tried, but couldn’t live without one!

My Recent Love♥️

This is “Salsa”. She was initially named ‘Samba’, but by the end of the first day together I said “You are no laid-back cool island 🏝️girl! You are one spicy little Salsa 💃!” And at about 1 1/2 years, she fully lives up to her name! Cabinets have locks. Not a lap cat, but glued to me like a barnacle, doesn’t meow-only chirps & trills, thinks she’s a dog & plays like one, loves to drink running water from the faucet, and waits at the door for me when I need to run out! Yes, when it’s time for bed we have our snuggle routine, she becomes my “baby” again, I 🎶 sing to her, then she goes to her bed near me. Guard Cat. I love her to bits!🥰

#Depression #Anxiety #Migraine #graves Disease #Diabetes #heart Attack #HypothyroidismUnderactiveThyroidDisease #SpinalStenosis #Osteoarthritis #ComplexPosttraumaticStressDisorder

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Bad adults

#sexual assaults #emotional abuse by parent #CPTSD #chronic pain #fibromyalgia#breast cancer Survivor 20 years # psoriatic and osteoarthritis etc

I'm grateful for the mighty. Not very knowledgeable about PTSD but I want to learn from folks that have been there. Not from medical people that dismiss me.

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Bad adults

#sexual assaults #emotional abuse by parent #CPTSD #chronic pain #fibromyalgia#breast cancer Survivor 20 years # psoriatic and osteoarthritis etc

I'm grateful for the mighty. Not very knowledgeable about PTSD but I want to learn from folks that have been there. Not from medical people that dismiss me.

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