For the Newbies and Those Thinking of Joining

An area for new members to introduce themselves, as well as a place where all members can share concerns, questions or general posts.
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Xanthia
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Re: For the Newbies and Those Thinking of Joining

Post by Xanthia » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:41 am

Hi Beardpool,

Welcome to our friendly part of the Web.

May you find all the support you desire and deserve.

Warm regards,
Xanthia

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Re: For the Newbies and Those Thinking of Joining

Post by L8Bloomer » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:01 am

Hello Wings,
Almost everything you mentioned I've experienced at different levels. I think that my spirit animal is a turtle because of everything that happened to me. I appreciate your candidness and willingness to share. I'm a newbie as of today. All of the emotions you mentioned I went through before posting this...my first ever on this site. I want to gain support yet be able to help others that are at different stages of healing than I am. My name is L8Bloomer. As a result of everything that I have gone through, it is an apt name for sure.

In some respects I was forced to bloom too quickly and hide too many things too early. In other respects, I have held so many things inside so long that it has been a slow, late (as measured by society) blooming process as it is still hard to not hold things inside...still learning to trust and I'm over 50 (!!)...I did go through resources like 'The Courage to Heal' and 'The Dance of Anger'...mountains of journaling and self-reflection...therapy...support groups...then I start feeling so selfish and self-absorbed...I need to be focused on my family (husband and kids)...but what good am I to them outwardly if I'm not working to heal inwardly? I need to love myself so that I can really love someone else...right? I am hoping that I can give as much as I gain from everyone here. Thanks for your post.
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Re: For the Newbies and Those Thinking of Joining

Post by iwillthrive » Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:30 am

Hello L8bloomer,

Welcome to isurvive. Hope you find the support you are looking for here. Beautiful people. Welcoming place.

Wishing you peace...iwillthrive
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. - Albert Camus

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Re: For the Newbies and Those Thinking of Joining

Post by Xanthia » Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:31 am

Hi L8Bloomer,

Welcome to a friendly part of the Web.

Yes, working towards inner healing as we look after family, participate in present moment, can be challenging.

May you find the support you want and deserve.

With care,
Xanthia

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Re: For the Newbies and Those Thinking of Joining

Post by Ho'omana » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:58 am

New here also though not to the healing journey. The road has been long. I keep falling back into the open grave of less than and shattered. Tonight I am feeling broken I hear you say that you understand---you have been here. I believe you. Now if I can take it in without denying my worthlessness
Not sure what I am trying to convey
just here.
Thank you for your pressence
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Re: For the Newbies and Those Thinking of Joining

Post by Xanthia » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:09 am

Hi Ho'omana,

Understand about healing journey being a process (sadly not linear in my experience).

Welcome to a friendly part of the Web.

Please take a few moments to look around, discover what resonates with you.

Wishing you very well in all respects,
Xanthia

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Re: For the Newbies and Those Thinking of Joining

Post by iwillthrive » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:29 pm

Ho'omana,

Welcome. You’ve come to a wonderful place full of the bravest humans you could ever meet. Hope you find the support here that you are looking for.

iwillthrive
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. - Albert Camus

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Re: For the Newbies and Those Thinking of Joining

Post by AliW » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:26 am

Hi Wings,
I'm sure it isn't the first time you've heard this, but it's like you got right inside my head, into the deepest parts of me I never show anyone.

I'm new here, not sure yet how much I'm comfortable sharing as I have never wanted to bother people, give people the images I have replaying in my head constantly, be on the receiving end of withdrawal from people when I have told them etc etc. Anyway, here I am, watching and reading the experiences of others and finally feeling like perhaps I'm not on my own.

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Re: For the Newbies and Those Thinking of Joining

Post by iwillthrive » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:29 pm

AIiw,

Welcome to this wonderfully supportive place. You aren’t alone here. There will be no “bothering” people if you decide to share. Take your time and share if you are comfortable. Or just reading and learning from what others share is perfectly ok too. I hope you find the comfort and support you are looking for here.

Wishing you peace...iwillthrive
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Re: For the Newbies and Those Thinking of Joining

Post by Xanthia » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:42 pm

Hi AliW,

Welcome to a friendly nook of the Web.

Please take your time. Share only what you feel comfortable writing. No pressure, no expectations.

Happy to meet you, though saddened for the reason you join us.

Wishing you very well,
Xanthia

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