Forgiveness includes acknowledging that you are hurt, accepting the pain as your own, and being honest with yourself about the effect it’s had on you.
Healing is a process and can’t be rushed; it’s a long-distance run, not a sprint, and it takes time to recognize you’ve been avoiding big emotions instead of moving through them.
Self-care is living a life that’s meaningful and being true to yourself. It’s knowing that massages and green juices are great ways to enjoy life, not escape from it.
The less we try to fix, negate, or deny our feelings, and the more we allow them into our lives with compassion and openness, the less power they have over us.
Anger is most likely a result of misunderstanding other people’s actions and assigning our own meaning to them.
Take care of yourself. Protect yourself. Be aware of things that trigger you, and do what you can to manage yourself and get through to next year.
Every family has its own average level of chronic anxiety, which is the product of the emotional structure within each family member.
You can take care of yourself first; because in reality, that’s the only real way you can truly live a life that serves as an expression of who you are.
Because of it’s seductive nature, drama is easy to get wrapped up in if you don’t make a solid commitment to change.
No matter what’s happening, find the strength to forgive and let go so that you can live your life with love and understanding.