In the aftermath of Mother’s Day, you may need a reminder that you are -in fact- entirely lovable.
I didn’t see this coming: People who didn’t understand what No Contact actually is and wanted to lecture me about how I should “find a way to get along.”
My mother had an aversion to relaxation. Probably because any form of stillness left her alone with her thoughts for too long. But she’d tolerate the zoo.
There are so many things we feel we should do, and then when we fail to complete our unrealistic list of activities we feel horrible about ourselves.
No Contact is a term I didn’t even grasp at the time I decided to do it. So for better or worse, I didn’t know what to expect when I went NC…
Today I wanted to talk to you about Mother’s Day and give you some alternative ways to celebrate the day if you are a survivor of maternal abuse.
Letting go is an important step of healing, but one we often do not mark or celebrate. Creating a ceremony when you are ready to let go of pain, is amazing.
Let’s talk about the power of positive thought. Not the frantically trying to think negative thoughts type, but actual positivity.
Once we get out of an abusive situation it can be difficult to remember who we are outside of that narrative. But, holding on to our past may get us stuck.
One way I like to reflect on my healing journey is to look back over my own writing. It gives me glimpses of how far I’ve come.