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Trauma Work While I was doing trauma work, the counselor brought up two volunteers to give an example of how people will share “crumbs” from their lives. These crumbs come from

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Trauma Work While I was doing trauma work, the counselor brought up two volunteers to give an example of how people will share “crumbs” from their lives. These crumbs come from our past traumas and experiences. When I visually saw this example, it was powerfully revealing. I had not thought of it that way. It

Practice Being Alone For me, practicing being alone is probably the most important thing I do. Research shows that people who do not mind being alone are unafraid of being single. They are also more open-minded. People who do not practice being alone will feel tremendous anxiety and sadness when single. I am a mixture

My magical moment, which I like to call my Willy Wonka moment, was at the end of the movie when Charlie gave back the Everlasting Gobstopper.

Be Prepared Over the past two years, I’ve learned to be prepared in life. Personally being prepared is so important to relieve anxious feelings and worries. Not having our ducks in a row will most definitely cause stress. Living in the present moment is vital. Staying in the moment by not dwelling on the past

Surrender to WinTime to get real. People close to me know that I have suffered for years with the disease of alcohol. Struggling to SurrenderIt was incredibly difficult for me to label myself an alcoholic. I just would not surrender to it. I used twelve-step programs like a revolving door. I knew from an early age

Hope Starts Small Hope starts small after a loss or tragedy. One question people ask after they experience a loss or tragic event is, How long will this grief last? We can never really know, everyone is different. Some will feel the loss immediately after the event. For others, it might hit weeks later. The

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