But then, something struck me after I digested this inspiring quote about trauma survivors. It also made me think back to all the videos I've watched on personal development and mental health. All of them carry a voice of empathy. They understand the challenges and pain for people who struggle with their mental health and personal development. But something was missing I felt in almost all the messages...what was missing?
I reached the conclusion that practicing mindfulness is a necessity for trauma survivors. It helps us to re-evaluate our feelings and question the intensity of them. We get triggered much easier and react inappropriately at times
It's a sad loss today for those who followed Mr Bourdain but I also want honor those who have taken their own lives and aren't recognized in the media. Too many lives are lost due to suicide and depression, and there certainly isn't one simple solution that's going to end this growing concern.
A little deep thought about what finding peace means to me.
With each passing significant experience in my life, I'm able to self-reflect with personal growth. There's been so many incredible positives to take away from this experience. Yet another chapter in my life, albeit short, has completed and new ones await.
We are constantly learning new things whether or not we are consciously aware of it. It's all part of personal growth and development that makes each of us unique. Now in my forties, I've realized how much my perspective on life has changed over the years. Once feeling invincible, I now feel a sense of humility.
While dating can be an emotionally uplifting time in your life, it's important to me that self-love is present and accounted for.
What Does Self-Love mean? Before you guys give another sigh of "oh no, another post about this mushy self-love shit", allow me to illustrate it a bit differently...