Just like the lobster, we only tend to grow & seek change when things get uncomfortable. Embrace life’s challenges & look for the beauty that comes with them. Life’s most difficult situations are the ones that tend to bring the most wisdom and blessings.NICCI
Suicide is permanent. Please get mental healthcare if you need it. 2 years ago I was pulled off the Golden Gate Bridge. I was so mad. Dialectical Behavior Therapy helped me turn my life around. Life still isn’t easy but I’m so glad I’m here to experience it.LM
I’ve always had anxiety. To calm it down, I used to get wasted or spend money trying to cover it up with something else. Seven months ago, I went sober and am learning how to listen compassionately to my inner anxious voices. What I’ve learned is that it’s always about shame or fear. What I’m learning is that I can face those fears and resolve them instead of trying to sweep them away.
The parts of myself that emerged when I was drunk were parts I loved but was scared to show. Now, I’m learning to love my whole self, all the time. I never thought I had a substance abuse problem, but recovering is transforming my life.
Love all the parts of you. They deserve it. It’s how we heal.CANDACE
Accepting who you are, being authentic and finding joy in the now are the pillars that support unlocking one’s potential. It not only allows you to accept & love yourself, it allows others to as well. When you break down those barriers you will find peace, happiness & fulfillment.
Getting to this place is not easy but it is not hard. It requires practice, focus and vulnerability. The reward is great at the end. I hope everyone gets to this place.TM
Surround yourself with people who talk about visions and ideas, not people. I always tell myself, “Just keep your side of the street clean – the rest is out of your hands.”Katie Ledin