Recovering, Celine Dion

This song is a beautiful reminder to all who are recovering.

As a person who suffers from PTSD, a smell or image can trigger a bad memory, sending your thought process into a downward spiral. Negative thoughts and memories can enter into your mind and destroy the outcome of your day at any given moment. There is never any warning.

You must remember, those memories are just that. Those situations that hurt you, can never hurt you again, unless you allow them to consume your thought process. Find a safe way to process them and immediately participate in a healthy activity. For me it is running. Running is more than exercise, somedays, it is my therapy.

You may not be a runner and that is fine, pick up a pen and piece of paper, and write. You will be amazed by how healing this is. GO for a walk, whatever it is that you do, make sure it is healthy and will help you understand the past events that hurt you are not welcome in your life.

Live with forgiveness, find a way to make peace, and let go of the past.

YOU are beautiful!

Chara

 

Remember, one day at a time.

Enjoy!