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Hope, Healing & Help for Trauma, Abuse & Mental Health
“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars”. Kahlil Gibran
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The Surviving Spirit Newsletter March 2021
Spring is here and that has brought some much-needed energy and hope for new beginnings after this very long winter of Covid 19 and all that it entails. I hope we are starting to see daylight at the end of this tunnel.
I was grateful to be a part of a Survivor Stories event hosted by Michael Broussard of Ask a Survivor. I’m performing two songs of mine and sharing the back story about their creation – “Songs For The Keys To Your Life”and “When Your Heart Follows A Lie”…
Survivor Stories with Michael Skinner – YouTube 21:15 minutes
Thank you for allowing me to share this month’s newsletter with you.
1] Roxane Gay on How to Write About Trauma By Monica Lewinsky @ Vanity Fair
1a] Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay
2] Why Sound Heals By Christina Sarich @ Uplift
2a] UPLIFT – We Are One – inspired by unity, peace and love. Embracing who we truly are
3] Holding a partner’s hand while processing painful memories can weaken the lasting effects of emotional pain by Beth Ellwood
3a] PsyPost – PsyPost is a psychology and neuroscience news website dedicated to reporting the latest research on human behavior, cognition, and society.
4] Why Men Resist Going to Therapy, And Why We Shouldn’t by Sam Blum @ Lifehacker
4a] Lifehacker – Do everything better
5] Northern Wildflower by Catherine Lafferty @ Fernwood Publishing
5a] “We should be coming out and staking our claim” An Indigenous woman on reclaiming her land, identity in Yellowknife | PBS NewsHour Weekend – video
6] HUG ME Ink – a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advocate and educate on mental health awareness through the arts will be publishing, PEER INK: A Magazine for Peers by Peers
7] Men’s Story Project Story Project Events ~ MenHealing
7a] Help for Male Survivors of Sexual Assault & Abuse ~ MenHealing healing workshops for men, age 18 and older, who have experienced sexual abuse or sexual assault as a child and/or as an adult.
8] It’s Ok That You’re Not Okay by Megan Divine – Refuge In Grief – Some things cannot be fixed. But they can be carried.
8a] Grief Doesn’t Have Five Stages by Suchandrika Chakrabarti @ The Outline
8b] The Outline is a new kind of publication founded by journalists and storytellers. We want to help you understand the world better, feed your curiosity, challenge your assumptions
9] How Your Diet Affects Your Mental Health by Michael Easter
10] Brain fog is a real thing. Well-being columnist Jennifer Moss sheds some light on it – CBC News
11] Our Stories Matter: Call for Proposals and Submissions of Prose, Poetry, Art, and Music – Hearing Voices Network USA
12] Stages of Healing By Eli Weintraub Maurx, Author/Artist – Weave Inspiration On Every Horizon
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates