People often believe there is something wrong with them when they can’t entirely “get over” an extremely painful situation or loss. While I steadfastly believe that we have the capacity to emerge from these experiences stronger and healthier, the concept that we can somehow “undo” what has happened or arrive at a point in time when the pain permanently dissipates is often a fallacy. We may be able to vastly improve upon how we carry the burden, and reach a place where it no longer negatively dominates our lives, but an integral part of healing is accepting that we are in some way forever altered by what has happened to us.
Northview and Johns Creek High Parents – On October 9th I will be at Northview to give a talk about how to help your teenager manage stress and anxiety. October 17th I will be at Johns Creek giving a presentation about how to raise respectful and resilient teenagers. It’s free to attend but you must […]