COVID19?? are you living with worries?

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Once, when visiting a mentor and spoken to him my worries he asked, “you live in terror, in constant fear, why? Have you stolen? No! Have you done something bad or bad to someone? So “ Yes, worries, doubts, and anxieties are a normal part of life. It’s natural to worry about an unpaid bill, an upcoming job interview, or a first date. But “normal” worry becomes excessive when it’s persistent and uncontrollable. You worry every day about “what ifs” and worst-case scenarios, you can’t get anxious thoughts out of your head, and it… Continue reading COVID19?? are you living with worries?

Coronavirus Worries Keeping You Up?

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It’s impossible to move about your day without mention of the novel coronavirus, which has spread to all 50 states throughout the United States, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest count. With over 240,000 confirmed cases and more developing every day, someone in your own community may be affected — and even those far away from affected individuals could be feeling the telltale signs of anxiety as offices, schools, and public events have all closed for the foreseeable future. If you’re struggling with disrupted sleep due to anxiety over the coronavirus… Continue reading Coronavirus Worries Keeping You Up?

The wound is the place where the light gets in.

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  “The wound is the place where the light gets in.”– Rumi, 13th Century poet and philosopher. Walking through the pain – feeling it, being with it, listening to it – can be our guide in getting through it and coming out the other side of it. Rumi may be telling us that walking through the pain we will find those parts of ourselves we never knew, a deep strength, a courage we need in our sorrow, a compassion for others in pain, a compassion for ourselves, a gift of feeling deeply. We may learn more about our own self. Walking through the pain,… Continue reading The wound is the place where the light gets in.

Forgiveness is for yourself, not for others

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Forgive anyone who has caused you pain or harm. Keep in mind that forgiving is not for others. It is for you. Forgiving is not forgetting. It is remembering without anger. It frees up your power, heals your body, mind and spirit. Forgiveness opens up a pathway to a new place of peace where you can persist despite what has happened to you. ~ Les Brown Sometimes the hurt is very deep, such as when a spouse or a parent who have hurt us so badly or when we are victims of crime, or… Continue reading Forgiveness is for yourself, not for others

Smiling through the pain

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It’s amazing how much power a smile holds. It’s contagious and brightens people’s day. It’s also the most powerful camouflage. For that person who seems to have it all together is merely masking the pain of drowning tears. Don’t be so quick to assume. Brittany Burgunder, Safety in Numbers: From 56 to 221 Pounds, My Battle with Eating Disorders ? Sometimes you gotta laugh through the tears, smile through the pain so that you can live through the sorrow. Alex Tan Never assume anything or judge anyone before you know who that person is… Continue reading Smiling through the pain

Coronavirus Worries Keeping You Up?

It’s impossible to move about your day without mention of the novel coronavirus, which has spread to all 50 states throughout the United States, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest count. With over 240,000 confirmed cases and more developing every day, someone in your own community may be affected — and even those far away from affected individuals could be feeling the telltale signs of anxiety as offices, schools, and public events have all closed for the foreseeable future. If you’re struggling with disrupted sleep due to anxiety over the coronavirus pandemic, you’re not alone. Following are … Continue reading Coronavirus Worries Keeping You Up?