Beautiful Lives by Susan is a lifestyle health blog about Post-traumatic Stress Syndrome. With this website, I strive to provide resources to assist those who seek knowledge about this topic.
Through my writing, I research and report about the latest science, health, and spiritual avenues for healing with my readers. In this process, it is my wish that kindred spirits are inspired to follow a journey of healing that teaches us to make life decisions based on facts, not on fear.
My diagnosis for PTSS came after living with it for over 50 years. At last, after decades of searching for answers about why I felt and reacted so differently from most people around me, the answers became clear. There was nothing wrong with me, but there was a lot wrong with what happened to me.
The therapist who correctly diagnosed me after all these years also introduced me to Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) treatment. From the first session, I found relief from stress. There is no easy answer for PTSS but EMDR gave me a fresh perspective which is so amazing because I had literally given up hope.
But, thank goodness I was not fully informed because there is always hope and I am living proof. In addition, I believe that all paths lead to the light of love, compassion, and understanding so naturally, I invite people from any walk of life, belief, or age group to join me.