Old Survivor Post but Still Relevant!–Reblogged


10 ways I put myself back together aftertrauma


This is me at 17 years of age

I can’t tell you how much the response meant to me afterI posted Til it Happens to you. The support was incredible! I was too overcome to respond for a while. People have asked how I got through it all. I suffered status epilepticus at 13, meaning I had continual seizures which couldn’t be controlled. I stopped breathing and was in a coma. It took a long time to recover from this event (it was predicted I wouldn’t). The next year, I met a monster, and was abused. The finale was being thrown off a building at fifteen. My healing has taken over twenty years. There are some things that have helped.

1. I can’t handle violence of any kind. I can’t discuss literature, nor movies…

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Nguyễn Bính | Spring rain (I) (2)


By Nguyễn Bính, translated by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

Spring rain (I)


I’m the girl by the window, next to my ageing mother 

Weaving silk from one day to another

My homely novice heart in white silk, while mother’s far away,

A merchant at the market in the middle of the day.


Spring was drifting in the wind that day,

Flew in layers of neem blossoms, the display. 

The Dang village dance coupe passed by,

Mother said: there’ll be a show in Đoài village tonight.


In my heart was the silky thread of a crush.

My tiny fingers paused mid-weave.

Cheeks pink, blushing,

Me thinking of you.


All around the neighbourhood the lights were on,

I reached out from beneath the veranda

My hand grew colder in each raindrop,

Thought maybe you might drop in.


I quickly asked mother,

Mother: go, tell me everything after.

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Mudar Dói – Pensamentos.me/VEM comigo!

” Mudar dói. Mudar dói e é preciso coragem para dar o primeiro passo. Mudar, requer portanto, incômodo e coragem para sair de lugares e situações, que pouco acrescentam. Ouse, acredite na sua capacidade de se [ re]inventar. MUDE! Marii Freire Pereira. Mudar Dói https://Pensamentos.me/VEM comigo! Imagem & criação: Marii Freire Pereira/Pensamentos.me/VEM comigo! Santarém, Pá…
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“Beam me up, Scotty!”

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These words were uttered by the crew members of the good ship Enterprise in the early days of Star Trek, whenever they got “itchy feet” and had to be off somewhere. Scotty was the space ship’s chief engineer, who could always pull something out of the hat when the situation got a little dire. He was a bit of a whizz, and could fix any problem. The Enterprise would have crashed in the very first episode, if it weren’t for him.

The intrepid Scotty was played by the late James Doohan. I learned recently that after the actor passed away, some of his ashes were somehow smuggled onto the International Space Station, and have been there ever since. Another part of him has also taken off on Space X Falcon 9 and he has now orbited the Earth thousands of times!

Anyway, in the series you could just ask the…

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