I'm so excited to be featured in Nikki Groom's series #100StoriesWorthTelling. Nikki is the owner of The F Factor, which is "Extraordinary Writing for Extraordinary Women."
I hope my message helps other women find their own truth within themselves.
"I’d put all my hopes on finding The One and forgot that I was the one that really mattered."
Check it out here
I am currently reading Brene Brown's new book Rising Strong. Part of my work with clients is on the importance of feeling the emotions that they are having. I hear a lot of fear when feeling the emotion - how people will get "stuck" there, dwelling in the bottom of the sadness/anger/shame/powerlessness, etc.
Trust me when I say...you will not get stuck. But it takes vulnerability and forgiveness/acceptance to process and work through the emotions.
This is why I believe therapy is so important. It gives you the non-judgmental space to process and heal. Even if it's awkward and uncomfortable to feel, it's also healing. Another paradox of life.
I posted this on my facebook back in June but felt the need to post again. It's just that important. I said this to a client who was going through a break up - meaning that in order to heal your past trauma (whatever kind of trauma you have), you'll have to feel the feelings of pain, hurt, anger, guilt.
Brene Brown's recent book, Rising Strong, speaks of the "numbing" of these painful emotions. And who would WANT to feel them? But it becomes so important to work through the pain - because when we numb the pain, we also dull the positive emotions.
Allow yourself to feel the pain: cry, get upset, etc. Write about it, talk about it, sing about it. Do anything you can to really feel what you know (deep down inside, you know!) you'll need to feel. It's not about "getting over it," it's about "getting through it." Truly Healing.
And with that kind of awareness, you can explore, transform and embrace your life.
How does it feel to heal your inner wounds? What does it mean to be fully alive?