I have just found this fantastic blog through Dream Big Dream, Dream Often Blog Sharing – definitely one to follow!
There is no denying the fact the living with mental and chronic illness is a challenge. This seems especially true for those of us who have also experienced trauma. Childhood trauma sets us on a path that leads to low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and attachment issues. Many live in this state of maladjustment for years, often unable to recognize that something is wrong until we are well into adulthood, believing it to be the norm.
At some point in our lives, we begin to acknowledge the effects of childhood trauma. For some, this awareness surprises us, when we find ourselves, once again, in traumatic situations. For others, this awareness has a way of sneaking up on us, as we struggle with confusing and frightening emotions. Often times attempting to keep them at bay through unhealthy coping mechanisms. The faster we try to run away, the stronger the fear latches…
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