7QT for Catholic Trauma Survivors 26Mar2021

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.

Image via Unsplash.
  1. Those kids who get bullied at school are usually the kids who get bullied at home. The Meadows has an article on how The Complex Trauma Survivor Faces a Lifetime of Bullying.
  2. I realize I’ve been all over the place with Charlene Bader’s series on Mary’s Seven Sorrows, but her Part 5 speaks very much to the hearts of children raised by parents who did not have unconditional love modeled well for them: Sorrow, Loss, and the Desire to be Included.
  3. Need some pointers on Undoing the Damage Caused by a Narcissistic Parent?
  4. This might not be an obvious one for trauma survivors, but Charisse Tierney is over at Catholic Mom with How Nature Helps Our Children Connect with God. A big part of trauma healing comes in being present in this moment and not rushing out of the now. This article gives some lovely suggestions on how to do just that.
  5. Learning to Say ‘I Forgive You’” is Lorelei Savaryn’s story about needing to learn the art of asking for and receiving forgiveness even after not having it modeled to us as children.
  6. Here’s an inspiring story from Asia about a new effort to promote men’s mental health in community.
  7. Family dysfunction is just a sign of a lack of integrity on the part of the adults in the family. As we head into Palm Sunday and Pilate’s crude question, “What is truth?” OSVNews has a great lesson on honesty and integrity for children and parents.

As I get ready to post this, I am delighted to share that I am typing from an upright position while medicated with nothing stronger than Tylenol! Thanks be to God, my Monday 22Mar2021 hernia repair surgery seems to have gone well. I’m so grateful for the prayers prayed on my behalf. I still have a little more than five weeks to go before I can start back to “normal” life (especially normal exercise, which I miss like coocoopants).

Skipping the a/v this week. Hopefully it’ll be back next. Love you all.

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

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