Paula P.

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Paula P.

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Member since 27/09/2018

Last online 03:44 28/09/2018

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I am an introvert, empath, and Type 2 (The Helper) on the Enneagram whose diagnoses have included major depression (severe recurrent), anxiety, PTSD, bipolar II, Borderline Personality Disorder, trichotillomania, insomnia, and addiction. I am a recovering heroin addict, ex-escort, convicted felon, and the survivor of rape, abusive relationships, and numerous suicide attempts. Being raised by personality-disordered parents paved the way for the various disorders that have plagued me since early childhood and often left me unable to function. I understand now that my various mental health issues were actually symptoms of an exceedingly low self-worth and would now say I suffer from Developmental Trauma.

I did not choose to be abused as a child, nor did I deserve it, but it is my responsibility to make up for what my parents lacked and to try to do better than they could. My purpose is to create a safer and kinder world where everyone is free to be accepted just the way they are. Kindness is a choice. We can all take that route if we commit the effort necessary to be gentle, more open, and fully present even when we don’t agree. In a world rampant with cruelty, being rude, mean, or simply uncaring are the easy ways out. I choose to respond with honesty, empathy, and genuine compassion.

You may read more about my journey by visiting my blog at https://kindnessisstrength.com

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kindnessisstrength.com

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Member since 27/09/2018

Last online 03:44 28/09/2018