When we get older, three issues tend to destroy our happiness: family problems or distance, health, and money. As we age, our options for changing these things diminish; we are pretty much stuck with the family, health, and money that we have or don’t have, and now our challenge is how to accept the fact that much of what used to be important to us in the external world is beyond our control. Acceptance becomes increasingly important, without thereby yielding to passivity and helplessness.
When we can’t see the sun shining above the dark clouds of our problems we need to listen to parts of ourselves that can. That’s what this lady does when she interviews an abandoned cat in an abandoned dream house.
Sharon grew up with a molesting stepfather and a mother that looked the other way and has blamed her for not forgetting about it. This has caused years of depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and drama. But there are parts of Sharon and you, that were never damaged by childhood injustices.
Could a misunderstanding of who you basically are be causing much of the suffering in your life? If you were able to discover a more accurate sense of who you are, what difference would it make? In the case of this lady, it makes the difference between lifelong depression and a joyful life.
When we play the role of rescuer instead of allowing others to learn to take care of themselves we get caught in the drama triangle and burn out. Learning to love yourself means learning to recognize and stay out of drama.
LIving a life of fear will sooner or later create physical health problems. For this person, there seems to be a direct relationship between her chronic insomnia.
Do you ever feel helpless? Do jerks make you angry? Discover, as Josefine did, that you have the help you need inside yourself!
Are you depressed? Your inner compass knows you better than anyone. It can tell you why and how you are depressed and what you need to do to feel better. Are you listening?
When the childish behaviors of immature parents get in the way, a kid could do worse than have such friends. That’s what Elizabeth discovered in the following interview!
Self-hatred leads to anxiety, depression, and addiction. How to break the cycle?