Hello world- thanks for taking the time to read this. I am new to this site, and am excited to find a place where I can express my feelings (that is new for me and I've been told from a young age to suppress them / they just cause stress to others so best to stuff them). I've been on a healing journey for some time. I've experienced multiple traumas and am working with a therapist - EMDR therapy has been helpful. So many years of stress and dissociation to try to cope with the stress has put a toll on my body. I feel frustrated that at 33 I didn't start this hard work sooner. I was trying to survive through my circumstances, but I am hard on myself...and now I'm just being hard on myself for being hard on myself. Can anyone else out there relate and what helped you while you did the hard, and exhausting emotional work?