I participated in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy about 2 years ago. Now, I look back and clearly see the anxiety I lived with on a daily basis throughout my life and therefore, how anxiety ruled my life.
Beautiful Lives by Susan is a site for people who suffer from PTSD. My intention is that readers consider this site a place for resources to learn to heal from trauma of any form and from any source. Our Beautiful Minds category covers anything pertaining to the mental health of survivors of traumatic events. I write from the knowledge I gain through reading articles, books, watching documentaries, and from my own intuition derived from my life with Post-traumatic Stress Syndrome. You won’t find me making apologies for my opinions nor do I claim to be a doctor. Rather, I use this site to share my experience and knowledge with my readers.
🔥 Together we light the way
You are invited to join me on this journey of discovery. After all, people begin to heal the moment they feel heard – right? So, I write for those who might find some comfort or discovery in their own lives that help them heal, start growing and prosper.
There’s a lot of symptoms that accompany PTSD, such as depression, anxiety, and sleeplessness. Of course, that’s only naming a few. So, if you can relate, I invite you to continue reading throughout this site.
I refer to PTSD and how my life has been affected by it in several posts on this site. However, by design, this site is for healing from traumatic experiences. So, you’ll find my back story on the About Us page, but the rest of the site will bring you pleasant ways to relax, feel better about yourself, and grow in love, not in fear.
🔥 Beautiful Minds’ subcategories
With our Beautiful Minds category, we also cover a variety of issues such as colors and how they affect our lives. We also go into designing lives and lifestyles that give us healing intimate environments. We also have categories about Mother Earth, Poetry, Free Downloadable Journals, and more.
Next, Mother Earth is about everything from forest fires to environmental issues and covers anything that has to do with misuse of the gifts she has given us. But we also want to show the beauty and grandeur that is our precious Mother Earth and we lift her up with our hearts for worldwide peace and healing.
We also have a sub-category of Beautiful Minds, simply called poetry. There you will find posts about my social media friends who write poetry.
Thank you for visiting Beautiful Lives by Susan where together we light the way with spirit, mind, and body balance.
I knew something was not right with me. But like most victims, I kept it buried deep inside and talked to no one about it. I knew I was too easily swayed into bad situations, but I didn’t know how to stop it. I knew that I didn’t want to treat others the way I had been treated and most of the time, became so wishy-washy and clingy in an attempt ‘make everyone around me feel good’ that people couldn’t stand me.
Because of my PTSD, speaking out can give me hypertension, night mares and sometimes make me physically ill. However, I also get corroborating support from kindred spirits that help me continue to heal and give me courage to move forward. My hope is that I do the same for them.
When I am in the throes of a PTSD attack from the result of sudden changes (which can last for minutes, hours, days, weeks or months), I strive for #Truth because I know my PTSD distorts my perception of current events based on past events.
Identify with those who are seemingly not in your ‘social realm’ and prepare for the backlash. You see, ignorance has no boundary.