Are you or have you ever felt lonely, overwhelmed or hopeless? Many people can answer yes to at least one of these at some point in their lives, but what about when the feeling becomes chronic and overwhelming? What about when the feeling expands to unwantedness, unworthiness or both? What about when the external loneliness turns into internal loneliness and it seems worry or sorrow has cast a shadow over your core self? No amount of band aids or bootstrapping will make these intense feelings or intrusive thoughts disappear. And no, it is not your fault that you can’t “just get over it”.
Okay, so 2019 is finally here and a bunch of people around you have made resolutions; some grandiose and some a bit more practical. Maybe you did too, or maybe you aren’t too sure about this resolution thing this year. That’s okay. Whether you resolve in a grandiose or practical way, or not at all- these top 3 social message myths are changes that you can toss out of 2019 and are guaranteed to benefit from!
I know from working with children, teens and adults, that these social message myths impact so many people- and while they may show up for different people in different ways, these social message myths do not discriminate- they are alive and well- permeating our culture, and they need to be tossed!
So, let’s just jump right in.