Start from within and radiate out. Know that there is no one way to love and it is not an all or nothing state. Meaning, we are constantly growing and healing so you do not have to wait to be in love.
A person can attend therapy whenever they want to work on themselves. As soon as you do not feel “like yourself” or if you have things that you would like to process are enough reasons to check in with a mental health professional. Just like going in for an annual physical check-up, it is a good idea to check-up in terms of mental health as well.
Moving can be exciting and stressful at the same time. This stress may be present when moving within your current space but will be amplified when engaging in a “big move” (moving to a different city, state or country.) Being open to the adjustments that will be part of the move and releasing expectations can help make the move a smoother transition.
Gaslighting occurs when one person dismisses, devalues or even contradicts another person’s experience. The person experiencing it questions their own perception, memory and in some instances sanity. This goes beyond miscommunication or having different perceptions of a situation which is not uncommon even in healthy relationships.
“It is important to know that vicarious trauma is not an immediate response but is cumulative and can be an ongoing process from hearing and caring for those who have experienced traumatic events,” Ward said.
I had the wonderful opportunity to share some insight with Stephanie Barnes. You can read the full article here “What Happens to Therapists Who Listen To Trauma All Day”