Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

No, you do not ‘have’ to be thankful at thanksgiving ~ Lilly Hope Lucario



My message of empathy for people who understandably, cannot feel positive emotions, and do not ‘have’ to, just because of the time of year, or because others say we ‘should’.

If you are feeling thankful, that’s great.

If you are not, that’s valid too.

No shame or judgment, from me.

~ Lilly Hope Lucario

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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

2 thoughts on “No, you do not ‘have’ to be thankful at thanksgiving ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

  1. Thank you for this empowering post.

    Just spent Thanksgiving alone again since going No Contact with my Narcopath mom.

    Siblings and sister-in-law in denial and are her Flying Monkeys.

    Usually I’m depressed but this year I’m so grateful that I’m not them.

    I’d rather be alone forever than be like they are.