Mental health needs its own "Me Too" movement. Because make no mistake about it -- all those feelings that make us feel like giving up -- those are no less abusive and toxic than the perpetrators of sexual harassment.
What I'm saying is this: Remember the basic goodness inherent in who you are. Someone else's inability to see it does not transform you or mean it does not exist. You are gold. And gold cannot be turned back into lead.
I've been rediscovering some old poems over the last few days and came across this one. I think it's appropriate for me right now as I make a more determined effort to let go of some long-held self-defeating habits. What are the chains in your own life and how are you letting them hold you... Continue Reading →
So that's my new equation. Anxiety = Growth. You have to stress your muscles to make them grow and become stronger, so why should the brain and nervous system be any different?
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” -Rumi
I believe that love really does trump hate, and that if we can all focus on being proactive instead of reactive, on fighting for what we believe in instead of protesting what we don't, perhaps we can stem the tide of division and animosity that seems to be washing over this country. If the government isn't going to step up and set a good example, then it's up to each of us.