“Stupid. Just plain stupid. Ugh! Why does this always happen?!” Standing in front of the mirror, Jennilee looked at herself from every conceivable angle. No matter which way she stood, which dress she wore, or how she did her hair, nothing worked. There was nothing she could do about it now, he would be there …
Anger, fear, shame, and guilt, which are debilitating emotions, get in the way of being able to experience forgiveness. These emotions have been your companions until now. They will not want to be left behind. As you come to acknowledge the truth about the pain you’ve been feeling, you will re-experience the anger you’ve been …
Is comfort meant to be a universal and immediate panacea for every uneasy thought of interpreted distress?
It is so important for you to be able to identify the burdens from past relationships that may be slowing down your rate of recovery.
When you take the risk of opening up to others and begin to share who you are with someone you learn to trust, you are on your way to emotional wholeness.
We should not be ashamed of failure. What may appear as failure could actually mean we had the courage to try something different.
Healthy people are growing people, and people do not grow healthy in isolation. The following questions can help you recognize if you are creating and maintaining healthy relationships.
This soundtrack you’ve been living with wasn’t recorded overnight. Instead, it’s a compilation of messages you’ve heard, impressions and impacts you’ve assimilated, and conclusions you’ve reached over the course of your life.
The source of this pain may be rooted in childhood, meaning you’re so accustomed to feeling this way, you may experience anger, fear, and guilt afresh at dredging up these truths.
As more people become aware of depression, they recognize its presence in their own lives. The nameless dread, the constant fear, the ever-present weight takes on a name. It has now become a “diagnosis.”
Perhaps you have forgotten who you really are. Maybe you’ve never known. What causes a negative image of yourself? Your life story holds some valuable clues to solving the mystery.
Over 30 years ago, mental health expert Dr. Gregory Jantz pioneered whole person care to treat those suffering from depression, anxiety, eating disorders and addictions. Today, his dually-licensed mental health and addiction treatment facility, The Center • A Place of HOPE, is recognized as a Top 10 Facility for the treatment of depression and has successfully treated …