Sadly, when abuse is present, a child’s healthy path through life is hijacked. The paths they should have traveled—the roads of trust, security, love, attention, appreciation, care, and concern—are cordoned off by the abuse.
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Hearts get broken for all sorts of reasons. When things get broken, the first thing you need to do is recognize how much you hurt. In order to get over a broken heart, allow yourself to feel the pain and tell yourself it is okay to hurt. Forgiveness is really good at mending a broken heart. Forgiveness is the key to healing so that you can move on without getting stuck in the pain.
If there’s one thing about the constant background noise of negativism, it’s how pervasive it can be in a person’s life without them really realizing it’s there. Because it’s on all the time, it becomes part of the backdrop of their emotional life.
Many of you may have difficulty imagining exercise as part of your life. You may have visions of gigantic weight lifters or slender long-distance runners and conclude you were never meant to be an athlete. Healthy movement is not defined merely by athletic competition. Rather, it is starting from wherever you are and gradually adding more motion.
Eating healthy is a wonderful beginning, but overcoming depression will require the additional nutritional step of supplementation. There are four categories of supplements important to good health in general, and also in overcoming depression specifically.
While the number of potential factors in physical depression is large, the good news is a small number of positive changes can bring about enormous benefit. Eating healthy is not only what and where you eat but also how you eat, so keep the following in mind as you make whole-food choices.
Every time you are treated unfairly, it hurts. A part of you knows that isn’t the way it’s supposed to be. The pain can be deep and lasting. The anger and resentment at this unfair treatment is real. Each new instance of unfair treatment is compounds the one before it, until the weight of injustice […]
One of the keys to overcoming depression is to honestly and realistically evaluate your life and determine whether what you think you know is really the truth. As much as possible, develop a plan to accept those things that are unchangeable and a plan to change those that you can.
Consider a single trip to the grocery store. On your list today is a new toothbrush, soda, sandwich bags, ground meat, milk, bread, eggs, and tissues. Pretty standard. Should be an easy trip, right? There are 15 types of toothbrushes, all different colors, from extra soft to extra firm. Which is the right one? Regular […]
Any kind of abuse, emotional abuse included, is an attack on a person’s sense of self. It demeans and controls that person through words or actions, devaluing that person and ultimately elevating the abuser.
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