Trauma, Addiction & Post-Traumatic Growth

by Rebecca A. Watson on November 20, 2014

in Recovery

So Sante and I are celebrating our fourth wedding anniversary this week by sitting at home sick on the couch together. While I hate being sick, like we’ve said to eachother today, there’s no one I’d rather be stuck on the couch with for a week.

santa cruz wedding

Awwww … we’re two very lucky people.

So instead of a long post today, I’m taking care of myself. But I did want to share this incredible video I watched last night. (I’ll link to it here, since for whatever reason those of you who get my posts via email don’t get the video embedded.)

It’s all about the science and psychology behind trauma and addiction. There’s even something called post-traumatic growth, which in the case of this video, he illustrates by talking about J.R.R. Tolkien. Um, hello? This guy is definitely speaking my language.

Fascinating stuff and well done, with enough graphics to keep me interested. I love the idea of post-traumatic growth. I’d like to think I’ve done a lot of that. Now if only I can harness that to write something as epic as The Lord of the Rings. Then, my friends, life would be even sweeter than it is now.

What do you think about the video? If you’ve dealt with trauma or addiction or both, did it speak to you?

P.S. If you haven’t already, get in on my money spell by donating to my friend Mir’s fund. If you can’t donate, please share. I’ll cast a luck spell for anyone who shares.

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