Rhythm & Sound

Self Care & Mental Health

Photo & “Connector” are this week’s choices for Eugi’s Weekly Prompt.

Music is the connector of generation to generation. It’s the bridge that closed gaps in communication. It’s the path taken to our hearts, minds, and souls.. to create a better “us”. In all that exists, music plays a major role.

It’s the common denominator among all races, nationalities, religions, ethnicities, and backgrounds.

Music connects us to our past.

Music connects us to a higher power ( in whatever form of which one believes!)

Music contains connections in its genres, styles, and uses , as well.

Here’s The most comprehensive list of genres of music available on the Internet ♭♮🎷 ♬°⋆ɱUꑄյ͛ʗ⋆°♬

The sounds of life are often in the form of beats, rhythms, and words. It’s the connector of all that is, was, and will be!

With Love and Light

Nova Namastè

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Drew Barrymore Relives Childhood Trauma as She Tears up during Mental Health Institution Visit —

Survivors Blog Here Mental Health Collaborative

Amo Mama Gaone Pule Actress Drew Barrymore recently visited a mental health institution where she was placed by her parents when she was a teenager, and she got emotional during the visit. “Charlie’s Angels” star Drew Barrymore took a tour of Los Angeles in celebration of the premiere of Season 2 of “The Drew Barrymore […]

Drew Barrymore Relives Childhood Trauma as She Tears up during Mental Health Institution Visit —

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Clean hands and a Pure Heart

Psalm 24 New International Version

Psalm 24

Of David. A psalm.

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The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,
    the world, and all who live in it;
for he founded it on the seas
    and established it on the waters.

Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord?
    Who may stand in his holy place?
The one who has clean hands and a pure heart,
    who does not trust in an idol
    or swear by a false god.[a]

They will receive blessing from the Lord
    and vindication from God their Saviour.
Such is the generation of those who seek him,
    who seek your face, God of Jacob.[b][c]

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Lift up your heads, you gates;
    be lifted up, you ancient doors,
    that the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?
    The Lord strong and mighty,
    the Lord mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, you gates;
    lift them up, you ancient doors,
    that the King of glory may come in.
10 Who is he, this King of glory?
    The Lord Almighty—
    he is the King of glory.

Trauma and Sleep

Don't Lose Hope

Traumatized people chronically feel unsafe inside their bodies: The past is alive in the form of gnawing interior discomfort. Their bodies are constantly bombarded by visceral warning signs.” ― Bessel A. van der Kolk

If you have experienced a trauma of some kind, your brain will now be programmed to expect danger or threat. So, even in the night, it will remain on high alert. It does this on its own, outside of conscious awareness.

In summary:

1. The brain will start to release a cascade of hormones. This disturbs our sleep, and usually wakens us up, as it prepares to set in motion the fight/ flight/ freeze response. This happens even when the risk or the danger has passed.

2. Trauma disturbs our normal sleep architecture. This means it interferes with the way we move through the different sleep cycles. REM sleep is the stage which…

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