When you are a child, and know the monsters, are humans ~ Lilly Hope Lucario — Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

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For those raised by highly abusive parents and for those sexually abused as children, please know….. I understand how terrifying and impacting it is….. To know the monsters are not stories in children’s books. They are in fact… humans. ~ Lilly Hope Lucario All blogs written by Lilly Hope Lucario and subject to © Copyright […]

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I am mystified by my attraction to this television series.  I have spent my life avoiding most horror films.   Perhaps, I am comforted by how the humans actually morph into evil looking monsters in this show.  They show their true nature when confronted by the Grimm.  Was it my childhood wish that others should see my parents’ true nature?  That Mr. and Mrs. Suburbia were not at all what they seemed?  That the manicured lawn and  beautiful landscaping were hiding evil?  No doubt, this is it.  It was also a childhood wish that some savior would rescue me.  I needed a Grimm.  And so, I watch fascinated and experience some wish-fulfillment.

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What Does the Trauma After Victimization Feel Like? — NANMYKEL.COM

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Janof-Bulman and Frieze (1983) have studied the effects of victimization on those considered traumatized. When I compare it with my small trauma in 1971, I can really relate. It helps me make sense out of my psychological reaction. They observe that much of the psychological toll derives from the shattering of very basic assumptions that […]

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No, what was meant to kill you, does not always make you stronger ~ Lilly Hope Lucario — Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

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That old saying ‘what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger’ – is a platitude and not reality for many. Unlike many people, I don’t put inappropriate expectations and demands on survivors of complex trauma and those with severe mental health issues, like Complex PTSD. Empathy and compassion, is meeting someone where they are at and […]

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Daydreams Of Shiva

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I reblogged this because the poem made me feel something and I love early Elton John.  Hearing this song brought back feelings from my youth of hope and promise and beauty and goodness.  More and more, I have been getting in touch with earlier aspects of myself before I put up impermeable walls of protection.  Dare I let those walls come down?  Or, perhaps, just peek over the tops and remember who I once was?  I wonder if I am still that person deep down inside.  Poetry and literature, music and people affected me in good ways.  I danced in solitary joy and sang from my heart.  Can I journey back and recapture that part of my soul that I left along the wayside when life got too dark and difficult?  I think I can and I think I am.  To be sure, I am taking small steps back.  But, I no longer feel these aspects of myself to be worthless.  Maybe, this is the wisdom of age — to again recognize what is of true value.  So, I climb over the walls and pick up hope and beauty and place them in my backpack.  I will keep them in my future travels through this life.

An Unexpected Muse

 A poem about the eFullSizeRender (3)ternal…

In domestic environs
So sweet but so numb
I think you have sought
A dance with my thoughts
My thoughts that lay deep
In the deepest of sleep.

You came from a void
And not just for naught

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I wish my problems were baby pandas — blackspotsite

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I am reblogging this post from blackspotsite because it made me laugh and hope it will make you laugh too.

There’s no harm in a bit of frivolity every now and again. I don’t normally share this sort of thing, but this clip made me laugh so much I thought I should. It also felt like the perfect metaphor for how the process of therapy feels. Endlessly trying to put things in order while being […]

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