7QT for Catholic Trauma Survivors 23Apr2021

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. Plagued intrusive thoughts? Overthinking? Anxious ruminations? RAIN on your problems!
  2. On that note, and I feel like I’ve shared this here before, but there are enough new people following (::waves hi::) that I don’t mind re-sharing Carrie Soukup’s article at Catholic Mom about how our inner voices can be critic or coach.
  3. And how exactly do we let go? Sherry Hayes-Pierce is at Catholic Mom with her story about Leaving Our Prayers at the Foot of the Cross.
  4. So… mindfulness… it’s gotten a twisted rap in Catholic circles, because there are plenty of well-meaning folks selling a new age version, which, yeah, isn’t great for the soul. When it’s a matter of being present with God in our minds and bodies, it’s a great trauma tool. Here’s an article about the physical effects and uses of simple mindfulness.
  5. Dr. Janet E. Smith is over at the National Catholic Register, asking, “What is suitable compensation for a life of trauma?
  6. Christine Johnson at Catholic Mom breaks down an honest way to love your enemies.
  7. Ending with a cheerful reminder that All Things New: Breaking the Cycle and Raising a Joyful Family is available for preorder.

Put on your dancing shoes, my friends. Did you hear the good news? There’s people, people running just like you.

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

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