7QT for Catholic Trauma Survivors 26Feb2021

Here’s me, doing my bit to participate weekly in Kelly’s Seven Quick Takes over at This Ain’t the Lyceum.

So here’s…

This Week’s Resources for Catholic Trauma Survivors

Takes. Best described as quick. Seven of them.

I can feel the end of snowy days approaching, so here’s a snowy owl. Image via Unsplash.
  1. Rosemary Bogdan is over at Catholic Mom talking about Human Fears and Mary’s Fiat, which is healing for those of us with post-traumatic anxiety (or anxiety of any kind).
  2. Out of joy? Hope? Wine? Kimberly Lynch is over at Catholic Mom with “They Have No Wine,” a deep look at one of my favorite Bible events, the wedding at Cana.
  3. While I’m working hard to promote real-time interaction with safe, bodily humans to promote both mental and spiritual health… I get it–that scares the crap out of most of us. Heck, a year ago, I wouldn’t have trusted the power of real-time interaction to get me on track to greater peace in my life. So, in the meantime, here’s another Catholic Mom, Michele Faehnle, with Spiritual Health During Difficult Times. Michele includes a “Healing Prayer at Bedtime” that somehow feels both cozy and powerful simultaneously.
  4. Ahhh. the ugly connection between narcissists and the people-pleasers upon whom they prey and/or whom they raise… If you’re up for a dose of ouchy but healing truth, no matter which side of that continuum is yours, give a read: The One Thing a Narcissist and a People Pleaser Have in Common.
  5. Hope in action? Sure! Here’s a South Philadelphia man coping with trauma by helping others.
  6. Something I had to do a few months ago, and it’s articles like this that helped empower me to go with my gut and do right for my heart and mind: 10 Reasons to Fire Your Therapist.
  7. And here’s a simple breakdown of adverse childhood experiences and the power of compassion to heal their effects: Reversing Rough Childhood Effects with Compassion

Signing off with one of the many Saint Joseph’s I’m discovering over on my TikTok account. Seriously, watching men of today be gentle, humble spiritual fathers, even briefly, is so healing and hopeful.

And now go give Kelly and her 7QTs a look see!

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