HEALING WORTHLESSNESS

When you feel worthless, looking in the mirror and reminding yourself that you are beautiful is not going to happen. Being told that you are special, you have the light inside of you, and to appreciate your value in life is something that worthless feeling individuals cannot relate to. And, the more you say this, the more they will resist; the more they will see you as untrustworthy and a phony. Trying to mend the surface or the symptoms of worthlessness will not be lasting or effective in peopl
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UNCOVER TRUE HAPPINESS FOR THE DEEPLY HURT

There are so many wonderful shares on the social media networks. It’s great to see various positive quotes about healing to support our community, family, friends, or neighbors.  Reminding others to be optimistic and positive can raise them from a place of despair to, at least, a glimpse of light or hope; and, that is a good thing!  Frankly speaking, though, this is not a form of deep healing to uncover true happiness. After a while, you get this bottleneck of meaningful messages that lose
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“Listen,” to Love, Understand, and Accept

When working with individuals with mental health and emotional issues, it’s important to give them love, understanding, and acceptance.  Far too often, society slides these individuals into a black book, silently gossiping about them yet showing a good front for their own egocentrism and a well deserved pat on the back from others.  Thus, mental disorders continue to get the ‘bad’ rap.  And, in the end, these individuals become afraid to seek support whether through complementa
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CONNECTING TO JOY AFTER TRAUMA

Connecting to Joy After Trauma Not everyone has the ease of connecting to the emotion called joy.  Many of us ‘assume’ that this emotion comes natural for all of us.  I have done a bit of research into why a few of us have to work at this connection.  For instance, many individuals who have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to war or have experienced other traumatic events causing PTSD, such as rape, sexual abuse, natural disasters, physical injury, bullying, domestic violence, etc., hav
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