This podcast is fucking awesome and has helped not just me but my sister, which I turned onto it. Your work never goes unappreciated or unnoticed. I finally found someone I actually relate to in so many ways and it makes me feel like I’m not just absolutely nuts.
I’ve never felt more seen. As someone who grew up with two addicted parents, I value honesty & compassion above all else. I appreciate the completeness & complexity of your candor & the depth of your compassion. It is wonderful to know there’s a community that understands surviving complex trauma & speaks the language of gritty & irreverent resilience.
David / TMFR
Alyssa / TMFR
I think you will find plenty of room for whatever you need.to say here, and I think you can be whoever you are here, it is such a rare gift to find this, so thanks @Jess and all you mfs (I love that its ok to say that, it gives me a lift) for creating this wild and beautiful space.
I’m at work listening to your podcasts because since I found them it’s all I’ve been playing at work. You’re super relatable especially to me and you have given me so much inspiration and insight into myself and my issues- like recently you’ve become more helpful than my therapist lol. Well I suppose that’s not very funny, but...
Kayla / TMFR
Barb / TMFR
i just want to express my gratitude to all of you. this community has been such a giant leap for me and something i NEVER thought i would find or even be able to participate in...so thank you endlessly from the bottom of my heart.
First, thank you all for being vulnerable here. Honestly, I've never felt so seen and understood by a group of people before.
Linds / TMFR
SM / TMFR
Complex Trauma? Complex Life.
Trauma doesn't come with a handbook.
It rides with a posse of fucked up core beliefs, inner critics, and mental illnesses
to make things extra unpredictable and individually-isolating.
Anxiety, depression, obsession, flashbacks, fear, hopelessness, stagnancy, isolation.
Professional help is step one... and then what?
It's easy to feel like a victim, it's difficult to take the reins and make steps towards building a life you actually want.
If you're ready to take control of your trauma brain, you might be a
Living Anxious, Isolated, and Angry?
Feel like you're uniquely doomed? Just born "wrong?"
(sorry, Motherfucker... you ain't that special)
When every minute feels like a personal hell, it helps to know YOU AREN'T THE ONLY ONE.
We're here to connect over similar struggles, open up about ugly days, and share our successes.
"Trauma" doesn't make you a "victim,"
But it might make you a real Motherfucker.
Why the harsh label?
You Are not alone
No matter how out of control you feel, a lot of us feel the same.
You aren't the only one struggling with crippling fear and helplessness.
You aren't "just difficult." You aren't destined to be alone, agoraphobic, or ill.
Whether you're seeking therapy, years into a trauma rehabilitation program,
or simply struggling, the road to trauma management is lonely.
The good news is, you can improve your trauma symptoms.
You can live without anxiety and agitation. You can find your motivation.
You can build the life you want in the face of fear.
And you don't have to do it alone.
Support your trauma recovery mindset with people who understand.
(Because clinical articles and "look on the bright side" can't get you out of bed every day.)