7QT for Catholic Trauma Survivors 5Mar2021

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.

Who else needs some flowers? Image via Unsplash.
  1. Most of my own catalog so far is Catholic fiction, so of course I’m going to tout the benefits to spirit and mind (and body) of finding and reading Catholic fiction. Go forth and read!
  2. Is someone’s self-centered behavior impacting your life, but that person doesn’t fit the mold of outgoing, overbearing, and self-aggrandizing? You might be dealing with a collapsed narcissist.
  3. Perfectionism kills more souls than anything. Messing up does not make you a failure.
  4. Andrea Bear is over at Catholic Mom, talking about how our idea of safety isn’t necessarily God’s–and yet we are called to trust him through it all: How to Feel Safe in 2021.
  5. On that note, here’s a quick guide to understanding hypervigilance.
  6. Now that we’re coming up or just passing the one year of COVID anniversary, depending on where you live, you or someone you love may be living with guilt on having transmitted COVID to someone. Here’s an op-ed on how to navigate that experience.
  7. This last one is interesting. I don’t really agree with all the implications of Why Parents and Kids Get Estranged, and I’d love to hear others’ thoughts on that. In my experience and observations, nobody breaks connection with a parent unless there’s no other way to gain health and peace, especially for and with one’s own children. This author’s take is that estrangement is largely a product of an ever-increasing individualism in American culture. I do believe that has a part in the growing numbers of adult children who choose no-contact with their families of origin, and while I’m not a blind proponent of individualism… it does have its mental health benefits and is not 100% toxic to human relationship.

Signing off with another of the many Saint Joseph’s I’m discovering over on my TikTok account. This one’s pretty lighthearted and relatable.

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

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