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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

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    Words are the silence that can be spoken

    After reading Tara Westover’s “Educated”, Paula Fox’s “Borrowed Finery”, and Alan Cumming’s “Not My Father’s Son”—Jeanette Winterson’s “Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal?” seemed a natural progression of my literal literary journey through other people’s dysfunctional families.

    Particularly as I have one of those myself.

    I often find myself, leaning into that darkness; conducting a field study of sorts; of the lived experiences of others, to compare against my own. Desperately searching for clues as to how they managed to escape the chaos of familial dysfunction intact, or at least semi intact.

    Doesn’t trauma do that to us all? We seek out answers, explanations, and ways to escape?

    I always found my escape hatch in books, and I can tell that this one is going to be a helluva immersive read. To wit; I’m only on page 8 and already find myself awed by this excerpt:

    “Truth for anyone is a very complex thing.
    There are so many things that we can’t say, because they are too painful. We hope that the things we can say will soothe the rest, or appease it in some way. Stories are compensatory. The world is unfair, unjust, unknowable, out of control.

    When we tell a story we exercise control, but in such a way as to leave a gap, an opening. It is a version, but never the final one. And perhaps we hope that the silences will be heard by someone else, and the story can continue, can be retold.

    When we write we offer the silence as much as the story. Words are the part of silence that can be spoken.”

    Looks like my weekend plans are sorted! What is your current read? 📚

    #MightyBookClub #BookExcerpt #Books #Childhoodtrauma #PTSD #Trauma
    #ComplexPosttraumaticStressDisorder
    #childhoodtraumasurvivor
    #ChildhoodTraumaSurvivors
    #Anxiety #Reading #Early Childhood Trauma
    #ChildhoodAbuse #EmotionalAbuse
    #EmotionalNeglect #EmotionalHealth

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    “The Body Reveals The Mind”

    I totally recommend this book. It is a book based on psychoanalysis that amplifies your knowledge on the way you think, feel, and act in various situations of life. This understanding was of great importance in my life & led me to self-knowledge. This book taught me how our character traits are formed, and how they will be reproduced in the body. The nervous system will be formed during the 5 stages of our lives . And it all start in our mother's womb!
    With this content I learned how to deal with my character traits in my day to day life.
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    #MightyBookClub #Selfcare #Selflove #psychoanalysis #psychology #mind #MentalHealthCare

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    Reading as a pleasant distraction

    I love books. My entire house ( and part of the garage ) is filled with shelves of books. Books are a comfort thing for me. I take books to my appointments and wherever I go. I feel less anxious when I have a book in my hands.
    Right now I am reading a book titled ‘A Whisker of Trouble’ by Sofie Ryan. It’s the third book in a series. It’s a mystery but has enough humor to keep me giggling. There are a lot of these type books on the market by various authors. I’ve read quite a few of them. They’re delightful. Very fun to read. Just thought I’d offer the info in case any of you might be interested in trying them out. They’re great for days in bed.
    I hope everyone is having a good day and smiling. Have a great day, Beddies! 💗😊🛌😊💗 #ChronicIllness #Lupus #MultipleSclerosis #ChronicDepression #ChronicPain #Fibromyalgia #HypothyroidismUnderactiveThyroidDisease #PosturalOrthostaticTachycardiaSyndrome #TheMighty #DistractMe #MightyBookClub #PeripheralNeuropathy

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    My day today

    Been feeling lousy with a Fibro flare. Now, on top of everything r we lose, I’ve got a touch of food poisoning. Either that or my IBS has decided to be particularly naughty today.
    I’m in bed, my bed buddy Grimace snoozing quietly beside me, reading a book by Hunter S. Thompson. This is my day. #Fibromyalgia #GastrointestinalDiscomfort #Gastroparesis #PeripheralNeuropathy #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #GastroesophagealRefluxDisease #Lupus #MultipleSclerosis #DistractMe #MightyBookClub #MightyPets

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    Story Time

    Was nvr a reader thanks to a wandering mind growing up. Would always forget what I read within seconds. ADHD much, possibly.

    Now that I've started a journey to better myself. To understand myself. I've become a reader. I've become a note taker..

    These books were recommended to me. Thought I'd spend the "unnecessary" money on 'em & hope they're what is needed for this journey.

    If y'all have read any of these, how are they? Worth the sale price?! Did they help your journey?

    #Anxiety #Depression #Insomnia #Trauma #Migraines #PTSD #GAD #Grief #Therapy #Healing #Chatspace #CheckInWithMe #selfhelp #MightyBookClub

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    Calling all readers!!

    Hi there! I'm building my library of some basic psychology books. I'm a psychology student. But I'm taking a break from traditional classes as my university told me to do. But I want to continue my learning. I have bad ADHD but I'm working on getting back into reading again. If anyone has some psychology books or self help informational kinda books you could recommend that would be so very helpful for me! I'm looking to learn about anything psychology based so theories of personalities, basic psychology, brain development, trauma, anxiety disorders, different treatment methods, etc etc. If you could give me the title and the author that would be great! Thank you in advance ❤️ #MightyBookClub #ADHD

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    Luminescence

    If the sun could burn as intensely and as bright as you do,
    the Earth would never see another night;
    in a too-often dim world that is tired and blue,
    you - for so many - offer the shining light.

    #MightyPoets #Poetry #Writing #positive #MightyBookClub

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    Take away the power that your fear or trauma has over you!

    Ever heard of the saying 'A problem shared is a problem halved'?

    This was true for me. I felt like a weight had been lifted. Over time I was able to talk about everything as if I was talking about playing with the kids in the park.

    You can too!

    #EatingDisorderRecovery

    #EatingDisorders

    #Healthy

    #Depression

    #Anxiety

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    #MentalHealth