HEALING SERIES: PT 5-IT'S ALL ABOUT ME

HEALING SERIES: PT 5-IT'S ALL ABOUT ME

When healing from within, it is wonderful to have a village to lean on during these times.  Family and friends are instrumental in lifting you up and encouraging you through hard times but the responsibility of healing is yours.  It is up to us to take responsibility for our own emotional and mental well-being.  Family and friends are wonderful but they can’t heal for you. Healing is a choice that we have to make daily.  Sometimes, you have to be selfish.  I don’t mean selfish in a negative way either.  When I speak of being selfish, I mean, there are times when you have to make yourself a priority and be unapologetic about it.  That doesn’t give you the right to be hurtful, mean-spirited or isolated either.  What this means is that you recognize that things aren’t ok with you right now. 

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HEALING SERIES: PT 4-HIT THE PAUSE BUTTON-LESSONS IN SELF CARE

HEALING SERIES: PT 4-HIT THE PAUSE BUTTON-LESSONS IN SELF CARE

Women have to be everything to everyone. Nurturers by nature, our roles can be exhausting and draining.    We are the ones who rarely take time to give to ourselves.   Last year, I had to learn a hard lesson in making time for “self-care”.  I had to give myself permission to take the necessary time and space to replenish and restore everything I give away on a daily basis.  As a busy, working mom, I realized that in order to make sure I made self-care a part of my day, I had to schedule it.   

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HEALING SERIES: PT 1-Removing the Mask/Authenticity

HEALING SERIES:  PT 1-Removing the Mask/Authenticity

Healing requires you to really strip down and look at the reality of who you are.  In the past, I typically hid pain or speed through the healing process.  I put Band-Aids on situations, feelings and experiences.  Real healing requires removing the mask and seeing yourself as you are right now.  That can be jarring and unsettling to some but for me it was the starting point.  My healing began in the midst of my brokenness.   Not to be confused with the hats we wear or the roles we play, the mask is different. The mask is the person you attempt to be or the person you desire to be.

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