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How to Heal Yourself: ‘7 Keys To Self-Healing’ A Trauma Survivor’s Guide

New Year, New Me, or so I thought at the beginning of last year. It was just over a year since the accident which changed my life in a split second. It wasn’t just the accident itself causing my nightmares, suddenly all the gloomy thoughts from the past that I had swept under the carpet …

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Mindful of Christ’s Virtual Summit: Overcoming Negative Mindsets and Being Transformed by the Renewing of Your Mind

We often think about the ‘what ifs’ in life and how our lives may have turned out differently if only certain things had not happened. And when our actions have negative consequences, we blame ourselves for them. We give the green light to the negative thoughts in our heads, and they take over. Sounds familiar? …

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Acceptance and Finding Purpose After a Traumatic Accident – Crash Support Network Guest Post

It is exactly two years since my accident. If you have been following me for a while then you will know that it was that accident which changed my life in a split second. My journey since hasn’t been easy and finding acceptance has been one of the hardest challenges I have had to go through in …

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Positive Thinking: Can It Cure Your Illness?- RallyUp Magazine Guest Post

A few months ago, I received a recommendation for a book that described how the power inside us can heal any disease. It went on to explain how our positive thinking could affect the outcome of any illness we may be suffering from. So then I started to wonder. I am a positive person, after …

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Writing and PTSD: How Writing is Helping me to Cope with PTSD – PTSD UK Guest Blog

If you have followed me for a while you will know that I was diagnosed with PTSD after my accident. You may also know that it was after the accident that I returned to my passion, writing. And recently I have shared my story of how writing has helped me to cope with PTSD on …

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Anniversary Letter to My Husband: Thank you for Being You

I am writing this letter to my husband on our anniversary. Seven years ago, we promised to love each other and be there for one another through the good and the bad. And that’s how it has been ever since. Things between us actually started much earlier as we opened our tenth year together with …

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Powerful Self Care Tips for PTSD From Trauma Survivors

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and this year NAMI‘s message is ‘Together for Mental Health.’ With so many people experiencing mental health problems, I am using this time to bring a few of the voices of trauma survivors together to advocate mental health. I am so grateful that some of those who participated in …

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