the Internet, meet your neighbors, and go to community events and meetings.
Your goal is to create a new sense of self and a new identity that will be a product of this new
environment and culture.
Take concrete steps towards empowerment and self-determined living. The human spirit is resilient and
will thrive in a new atmosphere if allowed to do so. You may need to have a daily pep talk to get you
outside your door, but do it, and continue to do it each and every day if you need to.
Thriving is an individual process and will look different for everyone. There is an intense desire to feel
well quickly and individuals can feel that the process is taking too long or they are not doing it “right”.
Thriving, Authentic Living is not defined by complete absence of thoughts or feelings about the
traumatic experience you are leaving, but being able to live with it in a way that it isn’t in control of
your life. It is important to be gentle, patient and compassionate with yourself as you move through the
process. Discover, Investigate and seek out things that will help you find a Connection with your new
environment and integrate you into it. So, that when you leave, you leave something good of you
Recognize triggers that will happen along the way without falling from your confident state into Victim
or Survivor. This confidence enables you to be present as a person who didn’t encounter trauma (even
though you did), and to be fully present to your desire and commitment to live in the present.
Find things that interest you, make a list then look at your calendar and physically write them down, put
them in your smart phone, with alarms and early reminders, then go. Be. Experience, Explore, Thrive.
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