Recovery from childhood abuse requires healing on a variety of levels. One level that tends to be overlooked is the physical level.
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.
There are a lot of buzz words these days. “Whole person care” is one of them. But, what does that mean?
Anxiety says worrying is necessary in order to keep track of all of the potential dangers and problems and catastrophes just lurking around the corner.
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.
Too often we teach our children to be kind one to another, and then we forget the admonition as adults. True forgiveness and kindness are cut from the same cloth; it is impossible to demonstrate one without declaring the other.
Boundaries are an important part of life. They help us see where we end and others begin. They define and protect us. They let good things in and keep trouble away. In a way, they are like a fence around someone’s house or property. Sound pretty good, don’t they? Think about every person you care about. Do you want them to have boundaries?
Are you worried you’ve wanted multiple times to stop but just can’t seem to find the right time or reason? What is that thing or behavior?