Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

Interesting reading about Ruby Rose & her childhood trauma.



People’s lives interest me, particularly when they have endured complex trauma, abuse and sexual abuse in childhood. I am interested in their journey, what worked for them, what didn’t and what they have learned as a result.

I don’t compare the journeys of celebrities, to the general population, as celebrities have access to quality therapy and support, that many of us cannot afford. And whilst I am very glad for anyone who can access the best treatment – I understand these are privileges many of us cannot access.

But, I am thankful when celebrities are open and honest, and open the discussion of childhood sexual abuse, abuse, mental illness.

It is interesting reading about Ruby Rose – her openness and honesty about her past, her battle with mental health, her gender identity journey and her life in general.

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Only insecure people will be ‘threatened’ by my achievements.

“Never argue with a fool,

they will drag you down to their level

and beat you with experience”

~ Mark Twain

On my personal Facebook account, the blurb about myself states I am a published writer, award winning blogger and website author. All completely true. These are accomplishments I have achieved, through hard work, deep inner work, deep honesty and the choice to learn, grow and seek truth and wisdom.

It is okay to feel good about accomplishments. Something some insecure people don’t seem to like. Whereas, I am really happy and encouraging of other people’s accomplishments. I promote other people’s accomplishments. I promote people’s work on my website and here on this blog. I am not threatened by the success of others, I encourage the success of others.

It is interesting when commenting on posts on Facebook about news reports and current affairs and if stating something people don’t like, I receive pathetic comments e.g. ‘”go back to your award winning blog”. And name calling. *sigh. And this means they have gone to my FB profile and read up about me. Clearly, my views, have bothered them that much.

“Don’t try to win over the haters,

you’re not the jackass whisperer”

~ Brene Brown

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Articles about empaths, that are very accurate for me.

10 Things You Notice Near An Empath

~ Aime – The Burned Hand

10 Things You Notice Near an Empath

10 Things You Notice Near an Empath:

  1. Please take what we say seriously.  If you ask us for advice, even if it sounds crazy, there is some truth in it.  We just know things and it bothers the heck out of us when you ask us for advice and don’t listen.  Sometimes things makes sense to us long before they make sense to you…and that includes “coincidences” that aren’t really a coincidence at all.
  2. Lies have no place in any conversation with us ever.  The surest way to ruin a friendship with an empath is to continue lying to them.  It’s just sad really because there is no point and it has been really painful for me personally.  I have had to look into the eyes of a close friend and see the hesitation for a split second and I literally felt the lie as it slipped over my skin.  I can’t explain it and I don’t want to.  It is one of my most uncomfortable traits to not be able to turn off.
  3. Any national tragedy is unbearable…no matter how far away.  I wrote a post after Sandy Hook Elementary School was in the news and to this day I can’t read about it.  Period.  I become the pain in a way I can’t explain to other people.  Plus, I was also a teacher.  I can’t “unfeel” so the less I know, the better.
  4. They always look tired.  I love everyone, I do.  But stop asking me why I have dark circles under my eyes.  They have been there my whole life.  Many empaths get diagnosed with chronic fatigue because they don’t know how to shield themselves properly from energy vampires  This is a work in progress for many.
  5. Healing often becomes their way of life.  My friend called me the bridge the other night.  I was like interesting.  I am the bridge.  I see what needs to be done and I just suggest it for others.  Whether it is tests, home remedies, alternative methods, exercise, nutrition, or holistic therapy suggestions, I just see it.  It is how I approached my own care and came up with my wellness program, and it is how I have helped hundreds of others.  It is my job to bridge the gap between modern medicine and what needs to be done in your body.
  6. They might get distracted easily and daydream.  This is really true as I can feel some currents and go off on some other task.  This is one of the reasons I have to stay organized as best I can.
  7. Living a lie would be damn near impossible.  If someone asks me to do something I don’t like…I find a way to procrastinate.  However, the procrastination might just be my intuition saying you really have to tell them no.  Likewise, when someone asks me to do anything at all like “covering up for them” or “lie for them” I have a hard time holding in my anger at this type of behavior.
  8. No room for narcissism at all. I was asked to be in this group of people who were fawning all over someone.  I thought I was going to lose my shit on all of them because the guy shows how much money he has, what he drives, how many people “love” him, and it is the biggest act I have ever seen.  Things nobody has time for.  THAT.  My BS meter is way too high.
  9. The love of animals is strong within us.  Most empaths love their animals as if they are furry children and would do anything for them.  Anything.  So just know that if you don’t like our animals…we know and you won’t last long around us.
  10. Empaths need laughter daily.  We are connected to our bodies, sometimes.  Mostly, we are in our heads.  BUT you can help us by asking us to live in the moment with you.  To laugh.  To get out of the house if we are in hermit mood, because sometimes the world is too much for us to take.  We need to remember what it’s like to be connected.

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