Here’s me, doing my bit to participate weekly in Kelly’s Seven Quick Takes over at This Ain’t the Lyceum.
This Week’s Resources for Catholic Trauma Survivors
Takes. Best described as quick. Seven of them.
- I’m over at Catholic Mom talking about God’s expectations of us and dangers of perfectionism.
- Cloud & Townsend of Boundaries fame have this great article on their website: When You Rescue an Angry Person, You’ll Only Have to Do It Again.
- Lisa Hess is at Catholic Mom with some tips on fostering genuine self-love.
- Teri Sinnott talks about Confession as a Gift, also over at Catholic Mom.
- If you’re the sort here reading lists of articles for Catholic trauma survivors, dollars to donuts says you have a father wound. Good thing this is the Year of St. Joseph.
- The next date for starting a consecration to St. Joseph is February 15, so that might be a good Lenten thing for we father-wounded folks. (That’s on my list of possible Lenten practices. I’ll let you know.)
- Narcissists… vampires… of interest to me as both a writer on mental health and an old Buffy fan, Juliet Landau, who played Dru on BTVS, has directed and performed in a film on narcissism called, “A Place Among the Dead.” I’m going to make sure M. S. Ocampo of Catholic Reads knows about this.
And as we head into both Valentine’s Day Weekend and Lent, here’s your reminder that you don’t have to try so hard. You don’t have to bend until you break.