THE RECOVERY PROCESS.

The truth is that I was taking the time to reflect upon the idea of memory and remembering. The act of remembering experiences can be positive and negative. What we recall was either on the good or bad spectrum, depending upon the severity / magnitude of a positive or negative experience. +/- can have the same effect upon brain reaction / response. This idea is particularly significant to someone who has felt trauma or a trauma survivor.

Trauma can be derived from many instances, but at present additional new trauma’s are being produced as an outcome of the Coronavirus health pandemic, restrictions, effects, illness and loss of life. But there are also additional layers such as: natural disasters of the current 2021 winter storm in Texas, surrounding regions, hurricane Laura and Delta in Louisiana. What becomes more devastating is that quite often after the media hype of a disaster, the recovery process takes longer and is often ignored. This is also true for many other regions such as Puerto Rico with the hurricane Maria of 2017.

Through the recurring traumatic events human beings try to cope through the effects upon mental health. The positive work can help build resiliency and character development. But when tragedy strikes again with the strength of God, one hopes to survive. As trauma’s re-arise, coping skills and the desire to survive provide strength.

These are the thoughts that came to mind especially as I recall the visit to Houston a few days after Hurricane Harvey. Whilst being active and taking part in recovery efforts can provide strength as we take part in collective healing, being far away and not being actively present does create a sense of helplessness. But there are other ways to help and contribute such as donating to the very cause that we care about.

Present events have ignited memories. Some good and painful, but the feeling of alignment between what you do and say, nothing can replace. I am always with you.

Below are some of my collected photographs from sites that I visited and volunteered at the time of Hurricane Harvey.

It is with these thoughts that I would like to take the time to say thank you to President Biden and First Lady Dr. Biden for takin the time to visit various sites in Houston during the time of recovery efforts from the winter storm 2021, where individuals were affected especially from the power outages and burst water pipes, that left many without water.

It is with these thoughts that I would like to take the time to say thank you to President Biden and First Lady Dr. Biden for taking the time to visit various sites in Houston during the time of recovery efforts from the winter storm 2021. #ShaziaBlog #VisitHouston #HoustonStrong #TexasStrong #LoveGalveston

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