I am terrified of using my trauma as an excuse for my current behaviour. How acknowledgment of insecurities equates to making excuses in my head, I don't know!
Trauma can feel very debilitating, removing agency and control from us. So when the waiting on feeling better is out of our hands too, we might just lose it a little.
"I was acting as if I had been traumatised, but I hadn't. My parents were loving." So what happened here?
Are you actively trying to grow emotionally and wonder if it worked? Here's a few simple signs to look out for!
Do you feel stuck between loving and hating the people you’re self-isolating with? Anger and resentment are natural emotions, now more than ever.
When you join a 12-step fellowship, you're looking for help to quit your drug of choice. Surprisingly, it was when sponsoring others that I learned boundaries, self-care and true patience.
If fear was meant to warn us of danger, anxiety is fear gone mad. Biology might explain trauma response, but why do we emotionally hold on to fear?
I've been struggling with self-depreciating thoughts that I cannot control. What I can control is not feeling shame but working on them with a DBT worksheet. Let's do it together!
Now you've got the diagnosis and some reading up on it, what's next? Read on for tips on handling adult ADHD that I acquired over the years!