Handling trauma

There are moments frozen in time. Ask anyone who is over 18 years old, and living in the United States where they were on September 11, 2001.

Traumatic experiences tend to sear themselves in our memory, and can be a catalyst for change.

For me 9-11-01 was life altering and began a dramatic change. I was over 300 and in a bad relationship, moving away from my family and friends. That was the moment I began to stand up for myself. It took years… And I am still a work in progress.

I was reading an article about ways to cope with the trauma response. I found this little gem: ”

Traumatic stress recovery tip 7: Eat a healthy diet
The food you eat can improve or worsen your mood and affect your ability to cope with traumatic stress. Eating a diet full of processed and convenience food, refined carbohydrates, and sugary snacks can worsen symptoms of traumatic stress while eating a diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables, high-quality protein, and healthy fats, especially omega-3 fatty acids, can help you better cope with the ups and downs that follow a tragic event.” (Courtesy of HelpGuide: http://www.helpguide.org/articles/ptsd-trauma/traumatic-stress.htm).

Hmmmmm…. No wonder I feel better when I am in program!

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