https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niRs_VIqzYULately, I am rediscovering Native American Wisdom. You will notice, once my work is OUT, that the Lakota and Blackfoot made a real impact in my life. I have been reading Indian books since early age, I was living in Italy, at that time, and there was this cosy bookstore Il Giardino dei Libri that […]
When I was younger I loved greek mythology. Excuse me, I loved Odysseus and how he escaped to the giant blinding him and hiding himself under a sheep. I thought that I might need that cunning trait someday, so I was very careful to know the myth by heart, and all tricks.
Nobody—that’s my name. Nobody—The Odissey
so my mother and father call me, all my friends.
The next excerpt is written by Joseph King: “Living with PTSD, the song we sing to ourselves.”
This is an aspect of trauma recovery that is almost never talked about.
Your dissociation served you.
Going numb, shutting off protected you.
Raging, raging, raging defended you.
Depression kept you from breaking.
Controlling your diet kept you from being consumed.
Self-injury kept you from splitting apart.
In order to not risk being killed by your parent or someone else, or neglected unto actual death, you abandoned yourself instead.
Yes, these coping mechanisms also hurt you.
But they protected you from much, much worse back when they began.
They were your friends — your dysfunctional, fucked up friends — but they had your back.
One day, one day, our sun will rise and our nightwatchman’s shift will end.
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The lad that quits first. In the first ten minutes you see the recruits arriving at the school, they do the first briefing, before engaging for 28 days and the test of the capture. I like how the officers react to the “humbling bravery” of the young man standing for himself and saying “I just […]
Stories are how we think and how we make meaning of our lives. What happens when the only story you tell yourself is the one about your mental illness? https://youtu.be/sh1-9xMZIfQThe power of storytelling | Andrea Gibbs | TEDxPerth – YouTube
What’s up readers? I hope that you are all doing well. How do you keep active and busy if you are not working? How do you cut off from digital tools and social media? To be honest with you, my mental health has been in a dark place recently, I associate this blues with the […]
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