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.

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Beautiful Lives by Susan

Together we light the way with spirit, mind, and body balance. 🔥

Through my writing, I share my own experiences, hopes, and dreams with my readers. In this process, it is my wish that kindred spirits are inspired to follow a journey of healing that help us make life decisions based on facts, not on fear.

It is my honor to share with you with the information that the Universe brings into my life as I write to share my knowledge so that others might know that they are not alone and that there is hope.

I’m diagnosed with complex post-traumatic stress syndrome (C-PTSS). It was unknown until I was correctly diagnosed at 62 years of age, that I been living with PTSS since the age of six when my world went dark. At last, after decades of searching for answers about why I felt and reacted so differently from everyone around me, I finally found treatable answers.

After a plethora of therapeutic settings with few positive results, I wholeheartedly promote the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) treatment as the most effective therapy for me to date. From the first session, I found relief from stress. There is no easy answer for PTSS but EMDR answered many questions for me.

A New Life Full of Hope

From there, it is such a new life experience that I can barely put it into words. So, let’s just put it this way – after 56 years of living in daily emotional fear and pain, it gives me the greatest level of relief – so much so that I sometimes experience confusion over “good” feelings. But more about that later in the blog …

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Do you follow indigenous spiritual practices from anywhere in the world? Are you a Christian who practices Buddhism or New Thought? Are you Hindu or Muslim? You and any other person with any spiritual belief system are welcome here as I believe that all paths lead to the light of love, compassion, and understanding.

It is my honor to serve you with quotes, books, videos, articles, and news. I’ve shut down the comments section on this blog but you can reach me through the Messenger icon at the bottom right of your screen (on laptops).

Due to the sensitive nature of some of my posts, I have opted to not have a comment section on the blog posts, however, I do have plans for forums and group activities on this site in the future. In the meantime, you may leave comments on our Facebook page or contact me with the use of Messenger on this site and on Facebook. BeautifulLivesbySusan on Facebook

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