NAVIGATING LIFE WITH
Shame can't remain when it's proclaimed.
8 Things Trauma Survivors Need to Remember When Coping with Symptoms of PTSD (What Your Therapist Won't Tell You)
Co-written by Vasterian202
Awareness is so important. But compassion is everything. Be kind to yourself. -@emilee_with3es
Building community and encouraging others to speak their truth are two major reasons I started this blog. I luckily got to accomplish both with the creation of this post.
What I Wish My Family, Friends, & Coworkers Knew About the Effects of my Trauma
CPTSD nightmares aren't always flashbacks of your trauma. Sometimes they're flashbacks of the emotions you felt while surviving your trauma. -@emilee_with3es
I rarely have flashback nightmares. But I do have emotional nightmares.
Ones where I’m screaming and punching my abuser with both fists over and over and over again. And just yelling at the top of my lungs in his face.
There is so much •a•n•g•e•r• and resentment in those nightmares. And I usually wake up feeling scared and unsafe and unprotected.
The Thought Process Behind Naming This Blog & How to Actually Say It
Hi! I'm Emilee, and my brain works in remarkable ways. Click to read my About Meee page. This is my 3rd or 4th day of adding content to this first, quintessential blog post. Mostly my ADD is to blame for that, as you might have guessed.
But I also had to stop writing mid-morning earlier today to make it to my therapy appointment on time. Still processing that ongoing childhood trauma on a weekly basis, so I guess we could blame my PTSD as well for the belabored click of the Publish-button.
I know it's definitely not PMDD's fault! I'm in a good week! And if you're a fellow lady of pre-menstrual dysphoria (or have a partner who is), you know exactly what I mean by that.
One remarkable thing that my brain does naturally is dissect everything to its simplest form; the origin...
Emilee with 3E's
I'm a 30-something single-ish lady who is enjoying city-life & a philanthropic career... most of the time.
A Note from Emilee:
Hey all! I hope if you've read this far that you've also read my About Mee page.
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