Forgiveness and Healing

Originally posted on The Life of A Therapist:
One of the hardest things that I had to face as an adult is forgiveness. When I think about how hard it is, I ask myself why it is worth it? The things that we face in life at the hands of others can be painful; however, to…

My Truth 365_23 – Speak Up!

A true friend will stand up and say something if they suspect you are in trouble – even if it jeopardizes the friendship.

My Truth 365_15 – Life Happens

I know who I am today, and what I will and will not accept long term, but it isn’t an easy task to overcome the residue of the past. The residue of poor choices is far-reaching.

Peace of mind…

At this moment, I can actually testify that my mind is free from disturbance.  I am truly peaceful.  There is no mental clutter that is paralyzing me.  I can actually tap into my vision and the path is illuminated. I now consciously align my walk and talk with my personal core values.  This kept me…

How facing ACEs makes us happier, healthier and more hopeful

Originally posted on ACEs Too High:
Won’t it depress people? Isn’t it triggering? Aren’t the topics troubling? Won’t it make people sad or upset? Fear is what I often fight when talking about ACEs — adverse childhood experiences. It’s not my fear though. It’s the fear others have about all things ACEs. Adversity. Abuse. Addiction. Abandonment.…

ACEs – The Bright Side

ACEs So, I have taken the ACE Survey and assessed the answers to my 10 questions – now what? The survey was the first step toward healing in my P3 Journey, because it helped me identify the experiences that took me off course at a critical stage in my life (adolescence).  After completing the survey,…

ACEs – Prison

ACEs Question #10 Did a household member go to prison? The final question in the ACEs Survey does not cover all the potential adverse childhood experiences.  However, this one is very significant. More than 2.7 million children in the U.S. have an incarcerated parent. That is 1 in 28 children.2  Approximately 10 million children…

ACEs – Household member depressed…

ACEs Question #9 Was a household member depressed or mentally ill, or did a household member attempt suicide? To be clear, this is the definition of depression that I am referring to: b (1) :  a state of feeling sad :  dejection anger, anxiety, and depression (2) :  a psychoneurotic or psychotic disorder marked especially by…

ACEs – Anyone who was a problem drinker…

ACEs Question #8 Did you live with anyone who was a problem drinker or alcoholic, or who used street drugs? If you read any of my ACEs blog posts until now you would know my answer to this question is YES!