Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

Stop, start, stop, start, stop….START!


Stop, start, stop, start, stop, start……

I don’t know how many times I have said this…..

But, I need to get back into my craft and exercise…


It feels like I am constantly stopping and starting with things I need to be doing, as the pain of life & PTSD – interferes with my capacity to keep self care going long term.

I fell apart a few months ago, and I am still trying to deal with that, and the first things that went out the window, were self care like hobbies and exercise…

My only need was survival and doing what I needed to do for my children. My capacity drops to do normal things, and then I need to re-start those things again.

But, the good thing, is I do start them again and I keep trying. I get over the crash, and pick myself up and force myself to address self care and things I know I need to do.

But it is like a continual stop and start. But, hey….as long as WE always get back to start!

Stop, start, stop, start, stop, start, stop, START….

Is always better than stop, start, STOP.

Author: Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

I am a survivor of complex and multiple trauma and abuse, who at the age of 40, began my healing journey. I am using my journey to recovery and healing, to help others, to help survivors feel less alone, validated, encouraged and to enable others to understand themselves more. Complex trauma, particularly from severe, prolonged childhood abuse, is profoundly life changing. Complex trauma produces complex adults. The journey to recovery is a painful, often lonely, emotional daily challenge and it is my aim to encourage others in their daily battle. ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

4 thoughts on “Stop, start, stop, start, stop….START!

  1. Ha…so do I.
    Thank goodness we can start again, and in my case, eventually. šŸ™‚

  2. In my past we were so driven to work constantly and to perfection that it is hard for me to relax. Like, it’s OK to pause (rather than a complete stop) and then pick up again when I feel like it.