When I was a kid, and for long after, if I’m honest with myself, I thought/hoped/wanted someone to save me; to be my hero. I remember the first time I wrote a pros for my forensics club in high school (won🥇😉), it was a story about a boy/man imprisoned behind bars, flashbacks to his childhood, parents fighting, pulling the sheets over his head, trying to drown out the noise... He was waiting for the Superman that lived on the sheets of his bed to come save him etc.... Woah, talk about a revelation when I came across it in my “box of nostalgia”. Of course, I was the little boy. There was much trauma in my childhood, and I spent a lot of my life waiting for Superman, especially because, and I say this with the utmost love and respect for my wonderful father, I didn’t have a strong, present (& I don’t mean physically) father in my life growing up. My mother was my superwoman, and she became terminally ill when I was 11. She ended up leaving us before she even passed away. I began searching for my “hero” in others, but specifically in men, and when they let turned out to not be so “super”😄 or when break ups felt like being abandoned all over again, I would be devastated, and I mean Crushed. I would invest Way too much of myself in people/relationships, put up with emotional/verbal abuse, and I was a chronic people pleaser. Anyway, I learned, my God did I learn, that no one is coming to save us. We are our Own hero’s/heroines! And everything I searched for in others, I needed to be searching for within Myself! I’d been my Own heroine all along, I just couldn’t see it yet. PLUS... we should always keep perspective, that Everyone is busy trying to do the same. Everyone, without exception. Some more, some less, but everyone is doing there best to be the hero/heroine of their own stories... “Everyone is busy trying to save themselves.” It’s not anyone’s responsibility to do our work for us. Yes, we should help, love and support each other, but the work is our own. Love and light, Thrivers. Continue being your own badass Super(wo)man! 🙌🏼🦹🏻♀️🦸🏼♂️🦸🏾♀️🦹🏽♂️💥♥️Leila
ㄴFolks experiencing ptsd.. are constantly in that level of survival.ㄱ
Another edit of Flippy.
I connect with this character a lot, and I love him so much. I'm quite proud of this edit, and it took me quite a while, so hopefully it gets appreciated. ☺️💕
song; nightmare - halsey
media; happy tree friends
voiceover; a veteran copes with ptsd: brandon's story
Ever feel like your head is starting to float off your body like a hot air balloon and you have to scramble to stay focused? Like your brain is trying like hell to run away and bring your thoughts and mind with it? Welcome to the world of disassociation. It looks differently for everyone, it definitely serves it purpose, but some of us can do it... a little too well.
Disassociating is common in those who have experienced trauma in their life. It developed because often disassociating is how the brain decides is the best way to cope with immediate trauma, it "escapes" figuratively. If this happens repeatedly... well it becomes more of the default response. Fast forward to years after the trauma, disassociating can still happen if the brain even suspects that something might be wrong, even if the survivor is safe.
There are a lot of methods to help combat this, one of the most common being the procedure of "grounding." This is the concept that you are "rooting yourself down" to the present moment, the immediate reality around you. The grounding method listed below is one of the most common, but it is quick, accessible, and applicable almost anywhere.
remedies: What you should know:
Licorice root - great for gut health and relieving stress, but it will raise blood pressure, therefore it is NOT good for people who have high blood pressure.
Dandelion Root - Excellent liver and kidney detox, however, it is NOT recommended for those who have liver or kidney problems.
Turmeric (many people know this as the main ingredient in golden milk). This herb as a wonderful anti-inflammatory, however, it is a blood thinner and is not recommended for people who are on blood thinners or who have coagulation disorders.
Peppermint - Great for headaches, upset stomach and gas. NOT GOOD for acid reflux.
Ashwaganda - a wonderful balancing adaptogen.
What the heck is that?
An adaptogen is a natural substance that helps the body handle stress and become balanced.
This balancing adaptogen is good for : #calming
, decreases #inflammation
and reduces #anxiety
. It is also used for #ptsd
. Ashwaganda is wonderful for regulating sleep cycles. It is also well known for boosting thyroid function, making this a GREAT herb for those with hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s. Ashwaganda is NOT good for those with hyperthyroidism or Grave’s Disease.
CBD - CBD is incredible. It can provides relief for so many ailments and conditions including; anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, nerve pain, muscle pain, migraines, seizures, PTSD, etc. It is an excellent anti-inflammatory.
Note regarding CBD dosing: It is advised that CBD is taken at least 2 hours away from other medications .
@hempsmarts #hempsmarts #tumeric #antiinflammatory #hempyhour #holisticnutrition #cbd