About Beautiful Lives by Susan

Welcome to Beautiful Lives. Let me tell you a little bit about why this site came to be. My diagnosis for post-traumatic stress syndrome 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 become more clear with each new day.

Please consider this site as a place for resources to learn to heal from traumatic experiences. Your feedback is welcome but in a more private way than the usual commenting. On this site, you can address issues by contacting me either through the contact form on this site or through Facebook Messenger.

To join and jive with kindred spirits, please join our Facebook Group: Beautiful Lives.

It is my deepest hope that kindred spirits find inspiration to follow a journey of healing in which we learn to make life decisions based on love and hope, not on fear. Together we light the way. 🔥


— Khalil Gibran
Eckhart Tolle

What We Believe & Do

Introduction to EMDR

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 might give you a fresh perspective and a new start as it did for me.

Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

Spirit • Mind • Body • Balance

Today, each day is full of the pursuit of balance in all things that I do. Below you will find the articles that explain my backstory and a little bit about what happened to me. Throughout this site, you will also find interesting information to help you to achieve daily balance in your life. Writing about my journey helps keep me in balance and it is my wish that
each of you find some measure of comfort and encouragement through
Beautiful Lives by Susan.

Dancing in the Rain Courtesy of Canva.

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What Happened • My Back Story

This is a list of posts on Beautiful Lives by Susan that tell a little bit more of my personal story for those who are interested.

Susan's Back Story

My back story is a long one that spans 65 years so it is my wish that you find some measure of corroboration of your own story through mine.

My Great-great-grandmother Rose Daniels • What I Know to Date

My Great-great-grandmother Rose Daniels was Navajo. This was hidden from me for most of my life. So now, there are traits about me that make sense.

Control is an Illusion of Our Minds

The illusion of control of one’s environment, be it things or people, is fear based, not love based. It wears away at the soul of the controller.

What I Do When Past Fears Overwhelm

Past fears sometimes overwhelm me and ruin my entire day. The truth is, I never know when I will get struck by an old experience that throws me for a loop.

Our Lives are Shaped by Perpetrators

What about the perpetrators in our lives? How are our lives shaped by perpetrators? Read this article to earn more about it.

Moving Beyond Generational Trauma

I was born into a family of generational trauma and the subsequent continual crisis that goes with it. Read to learn more about generational trauma.

The Secrets of Generations

Do you feel exhausted from a lifetime of secrets that sometimes wear away your will to go on? Are there secrets that you are afraid to talk about?

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