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Something I thought I'd share...

A friend passed this along to me via e-mail, and I thought I'd share it with all of you....

"Seven Commandments for Survivors" by Dee Ann Miller
1. Thou shalt not blame thyself when others do not get it. They suffer from short-sightedness and blind spots. You are not responsible for changing that - they are.
2. Thou shalt not set a time-table for your healing or for the healing of the larger community. While time alone cannot heal, healing takes time
3. Thou shalt not accept, without questing, anyone else's perscription for your healing. You alone can judge when and how to proceed, when to take a rest and when to celebrate.
4. Thou shalt not fail to celebrate small successes; you may be the only one who recognizes them and the only one who can reward yourself for them.
5. Thou shalt not isolate thyself, no matter how strong the temptation seems or how overwhelming the struggle. Taking time to be alone may help, not staying in isolation stifles creativity and leads to over-awfulizing
6. Thou shalt surround thyself with beauty...beautiful people, nature, beautiful music, and enriching experiences...reminding yourself that all these good things produce strength.
7. Thou shalt stand tall, even when feeling low, showing to the world that you are learning about yourself as you overcome.

Sending you lots of warm and pretty pink and lavender thoughts...

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I know in my soul recovery is possible.  I feel it to the depths of my being.  I have been to the darkest of places in my mind's eye and come out on the other side, time and time again.  It has cycled for me.   There have been periods of despair and confusion I never thought would end, but they did, and I was granted reprieve after reprieve.  I am changing.  I am growing.  I am evolving.  While I am still experiencing the effects of the situations I lived through during my lifetime, they are not as profound, not as gripping, and not as paralyzing as previously during my journey.  There is hope.  As long as there is breath, there is hope.



I have discovered Tori Amos.

I think everyone here can benefit from reading some lyrics or listening to some of her songs. She has a way of speaking to you, understanding the things that we go through (at least for me). If you haven't already, go for it.

I'm in love.

(mods, feel free to delete if this is off topic, but I don't think it is).
O.~ -Sadie

Thank You

I wanted to thank all of you for what you have done for me. For the support and love i have received here. For the forgiveness of my insanity and rants, for my anger. For being there for me even without even knowing me. For the mods making this place a safe haven for me and its members, a second home. For all of you giving me the strength to get help and to heal. And for being there to listen when i felt so alone and worthless. Thank you all, for everything. I am blessed to be in such a community.
my tori

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I would like to share this because it seems to be the only thing that gets me through my bad days.

"After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul. And you learn that love doesn't mean possession and company doesn't mean security.  And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts and presents aren't promises. And you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes ahead with the grace of an adult, not the grief  of a child. And you learn to build your roads today because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans and futures have ways of falling down in mid-flight. And after a while you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much so you plant your own garder and decorate your own soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. And you learn that you can really endure, that you really are strong, andyou really do have worth. You learn. And you learn.." - Veronica A. Shoffstall.

Today seems to be one of the worse days..

I'm going to make it!

So the past few months have been difficult for me. I transfered schools because of all the difficulties I faced (many of you know details, but I don't want to make this entry triggering).

And this semester was ridiculously hard for me. I took a large courseload. Many times I wanted to give up and drop out. But I kept going! And now I can proudly announce:


So I just wanted to thank each and every one of you for your support these past few months. I'm going to make it...and I owe a lot of it to the support of good friends!! Thanks everyone!!!