Addictive behaviors create a structure behind which disturbing emotions are kept contained. The illusion is these emotions are being kept under control, but that is not the case.
Our children need to love themselves and they need to learn to extend that love to others. When children love others, they are empathetic. Instead of reacting to others, they learn to respond by reading the emotional states of others.
There are a lot of buzz words these days. “Whole person care” is one of them. But, what does that mean?
Think of the brain and mind as two different entities. When brain is left ungoverned by the mind, then you are in a state of autopilot. At such times, you are more likely to be rigid and to behave from old, familiar emotions and thoughts.
Whether at work or play, we still need to be aware of the potential for any relationship to become sexualized.
I plead with you not to dim the light of the truth that you have immense worth. If you are working to recover from emotional exhaustion, you must keep your bulb lit and never let it go out or allow others to put it out.