I have had a long struggle with my self-image! I think it’s time for a truce between my body, mind and spirit. When I was in first grade another girl called me string bean. I don’t recall that moniker bothering me because I was too young to care about labels and how skinny or chubby … More Self Image Assessments
For National Domestic Violence Awareness Month I am sharing from my experiences in surviving abuse and some lessons I learned. After I began to learn to protect myself energetically, mentally and emotionally during the later years of my marriage I began to understand the very fact and degree that I had been abused. Realizing that … More The Beginnings of Healing
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month. This is the third in a series of articles of my experiences as a victim of spousal abuse. I am writing these posts in the hopes that it will help others be more aware of their relationship and behavior patterns; also to help someone possibly catch problems before … More First Relationships Begin
(Links at end of post.) My husband died in 2009 of heart failure. My life changed drastically for the better. Over the years I developed coping mechanisms to help protect myself and cope with my crumbling life. I am now learning to overcome these no longer needed behaviors to be healthier mentally and emotionally. I … More Peace With the Past Is Near
When I was about 11-12 years old, I thought perfection was something I was supposed to pursue. I read in the Bible, “Be ye perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” That is a high goal to set. (I know some readers may not be Christians, please just read on and … More Who is Perfect?
Some of us grow up hating ourselves, criticizing ourselves for our mistakes, always trying to be perfect, never satisfied with ourselves. Then there are some who seem very confident and exhibit an air of satisfaction with themselves. Childhood Onward Our self view is a product of a multitude of factors. Beginning with our parents we learn … More Don’t Be So Critical of Yourself