It’s How We Heal

Joe Rogan and Wim Hof on Overcoming Depression, Anxiety and PTSD

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

The Pillars

“The moment we try to compare ourselves to other people instead of comparing our own actions to our own highest values, we end up self-depreciative.” Dr. John Demartini

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

Suppressed Insecurities

Take mental inventory and declutter your mind and life.

Suppressed insecurities, consequence of the demanding and often judgemental nature of today’s society are worth extracting, analyzing, and eradicating. Whatever the challenge is confronted through honest introspection and / or through honest confession to a loved one, accompanying an improvement plan. Insecurities, too often suppressed, are crucial to face as the leading precursor to self depreciation and an incognito instrument of hate.

Marcus S.

Writing Down The Good Parts Of Your Day

The act of writing has numerous benefits.

Make a habit of writing down the good parts of your day, each day. At least two good things will come of this practice. Reviewing the list you’ll be able to see what you value. And because you’re recording the good you’ll start actively seeking out the positive – and because you’re looking for it you’ll find it.

MT