The feeling of having a healthy supply of self-worth is something I can only imagine might have been more readily available, natural and automatic if I was able to see that in myself as a child. As an adult survivor of childhood abuse, self-worth was not supplied in healthy doses while growing up.
This post is aimed at helping you through struggles. Not of the external variety such as financial stress or interpersonal problems, but targeting those struggles that reside within our own minds. This is about the way that we see and interpret the events that are happening around us. The manifestations of these struggles may be as mild as being in a bad mood or a bit grumpy for a small spell all the way to a full-blown depression that lasts for months on end. While these endpoints are quite different, the same process underlies both results.
On a surface level, you are likely familiar with what this discusses. People may have told you to “search for the silver lining”. Others may have attempted to encourage you by saying that “things are not as bad as they may seem.” Heck, even Monty Python told you to “Always look on the…
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I should have listened to my stomach... I had a bit of a stomach ache tonight, but I still insisted on having this sweet and delicious root beer float after dinner. That rich vanilla taste melting together with the root beer is purely bliss. How could I resist? Sip after sip, spoonful after spoonful I [...]