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How to Nourish Your Soul
Nourish Your Soul
When was the last time you nourished your soul? Many of us in the world are over-stressed, under paid, work long hours, get less sleep than desire, and usually lack the exercise needed to sustain ourselves from day-to-day. When was the last time you nourished your soul? Many of us are over-stressed, under paid, work long hours, get less sleep than desire, and usually lack the exercise needed to sustain ourselves from day-to-day. To move through the day with a sense of inner strength and a clear head, we must (not should) nourish our selves daily and then again weekly. It really doesn't take long at all.
I take an Epsom salt bath everyday to relax my body, to release toxins, and to just chill. It's my "look forward to" every single day! It doesn't take long, perhaps 15 minutes at most; but it gives me so much. Weekly, I like cook a different meal; I like to be creative in the kitchen. I don't have the time everyday; but I do try to fit in the creativity at least once per week. I find baking especially to be meditative (for me anyways) when I finally get inspired to do that, too. In the spring, I like to tinker in the soil, planting seedlings or flowers. I like to dehydrate kale (especially) or make dehydrated cereals, crackers, or cookies once in a while. I also love to walk my yard of forest. I call it the woods, and I love it. The ocean is nearby, and it's another beautiful serene spot to nourish my soul.
What about you? What is it that you like to do? It shouldn't always be the same thing. That could get mundane and work against you rather than nourish your soul. Every week, month, and season will spur something different. Take time for yourself. Life is pretty short, really. Give it a try and nourish your soul.
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On the internet running through blog, Facebook, and IG posts or videos, there is always a wave of the same concepts of discussion each week. One person/business throws out an idea to talk about that week, and then many others (to figure out what they can discuss, post, or video that week) grab onto someone else's topic and put another spin on it. That's it. If you pay close attention to the posts, you will see what I am talking about. Take a look at the weekly discussions and see the uniformity in the topics of discussion, including the quotes that are posted. Perhaps it is coincidental. Perhaps it is collective energetic thought that brings this about. But, in most cases, I'm thinking it may be more about "What do I talk about this week?" and then grab an idea from someone else.
It is difficult to find weekly, let alone daily, topics to discuss and, at the same time, give good value to your audience. I get that. I've done the same thing. I'm guilty, but…
There is no single treatment for complex trauma such as PTSD or Complex PTSD, but the cornerstone of
treatment is building a collaborative working relationship with the survivor.
They need to restore safety and trust in human connection. The major drawbacks
to healing from chronic trauma and C-PTSD is isolation. If individuals
fear coming forward (due to stigma, minimization of the events, delayed
reporting, an oppressive society, self-shame or public shaming) and how they
may react to their environment, they are left to figure things out on their
own. There are many individuals that never receive formal treatment and,
instead, invest in their own methods by trial-and-error. I did because there was nothing out there. Also, anytime I'd go to the doctors office, it was said that "It was all in my head." Back then in the 80's and 90's and early 2000's, no one could see the enduring effects of chronic childhood abuse, repeated sexual assaults…
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