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    Conspiracies Of Silence

    Putting this out there for whoever needs to hear it. I am on the journey to forgiving myself. It’s hard and it’s lonely, but the silence became so deafening that in the end I had to scream and name some of the elephants in the room. Sometimes it felt like there were so many, it was suffocating the life out of me. And I learned that distance does not alter this feeling. Only the truth could free me but in saying the words, I lit my life on fire.

    Would I change it? Yes, if it would change them—but it won’t so here I am; choosing happy instead of normal 🤍

    #ComplexPosttraumaticStressDisorder #PTSD #GriefQuotes #Forgiveness #MightyBookClub #Loneliness #WritingThroughIt #selforphaned #Happiness #HappinessCanBeFoundEvenInTheDarkestOfTimesIfOnlyOneRemembersToTurnOnTheLight


    How did you forgive someone who hurt you?

    I just let my past go and wrote a letter that used empathy and compassion towards those that hurt me. I feel different but in a good way. This is the power of forgiveness.

    #PTSD #AbuseSurvivors #SexualAbuseSurvivors #SexualAssault #Forgiveness

    *As a note: I did say that their behavior is not excused and that I do not need to reconcile with them.* I think this is important.


    #Forgiveness #PTSD #SexualAbuse

    How do you forgive and move on ? I can’t seem to do that because I live around the person that hurt me. I


    Forgiveness and Anxiety

    I read an alert today from my Bible app. If you forgive others when they sin against you. The Heavenly Father will forgive you. My birth mother committed the ultimate betrayal against me right before she died. She had lung cancer and I did everything for her. And I do mean everything even though she had never been a loving mother towards me. Anyway just thinking about her gives me anxiety attacks missy writing this is causing me stress and my anxiety is through the roof. But my point is I can’t forgive her she did one of the worse things a mother could do. How does that reflect on me??😔😖 #Forgiveness #AnxietyAttack #Anxiety

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    Forgiveness isn't easy when I've carried the blame and that weight for so long.
    #Anxiety #Depression #Forgiveness #Trauma

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    Do you believe you have to forgive to heal from trauma?

    Forgiveness is such a common narrative that is perpetuated as the key to healing from trauma. But is it really? What does forgiveness even mean?

    I've often felt ambivalent about the whole idea that I have to somehow forgive my abusers to find peace in my life. In discussing this with my therapist, we reframed it a bit. Forgiveness isn't about absolving anyone else from what they did to you. It's about forgiving yourself and not allowing them to occupy real estate in your brain rent free. It's about no longer focusing on them or the abuse and living your life fully without their influence upon you. It's not about forgetting what they did to you or ever re-engaging with them.

    What are your thoughts on forgiveness? What does forgiveness look like to you?

    #Trauma #PTSD #CPTSD #Forgiveness #Healing


    Forgiveness/Step Forward

    Today I wrote a letter of genuine forgiveness to my abuser. But I did not do it for him, I did it for me and my closure. I am super proud of myself and feel different (but in a good way). Like a weight has been lifted, I can finally move on after all these years. I feel like I am truly healing. I now realize that it is possible to forgive for yourself and no one else. I did not excuse his behavior at all, only acted as the bigger person. I am ready to let go of the pain, anger and resentment and just be happy for once. I think this is something to celebrate:) #PTSD #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Forgiveness

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    Do you find it harder to forgive yourself or others?

    Ah, forgiveness. What a simple concept in our heads, but 10000% harder to navigate and approach in real life. This got us thinking about the different categories of “I’m sorry” and which one might be hardest for each of us.

    Do you find it really difficult to forgive yourself? Are you your harshest critic? Or, is forgiving others too much of a burden? Is conflict resolution one of your biggest triggers?

    Share which kind of forgiveness you struggle with most below. ⬇️

    #CheckInWithMe #Forgiveness #MightyMinute #MentalHealth #Therapy #Anxiety #Depression #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #Disability #RareDisease #Parenting #ADHD #PTSD

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    Forgiveness #Depression #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Hope #PTSD #Relationships #Forgiveness

    “Never live in the past but always learn from it”. We will continue to repeat the past until we have understood it and learnt from it.

    The good news is the beautiful word forgiveness tells us the past can now be over. It’s all tied with those historic words, it is finished.


    It’s Not All Your Parents Fault From the article…”at some point, as we grow up, something terrifying happens. We realize that our parents are flawed. And we realize they have problems. Sometimes serious problems.-
    …True adulthood is letting go of the notion that mom and dad somehow gave us all of our problems and admitting that, regardless of where they came from, our problems are our own, that we are responsible for ourselves, and while we can’t control our genetics or our life history, we can always control what we do based on them.” #Truth #Forgiveness #FamilyAndFriends #cancersucks (-because it changes people, and ruins relationships, as well as being painful for the people who have it.) #PTSD #Healing #Depression