Your birthday is a time of year you can reflect on the past year of growth. It’s a time of reflection of how far we’ve come. My life isn’t all glam, and I’ve overcome a lot of struggles this past year. I’m grateful to be where I am today, and for all the birthday love via text, Bday trip, social media, email, phone calls, voicemails, and gifts. I’ve enjoyed visiting with my family, & friends.
Therapist Corner: It’s important to find a place of healing. It’s important to discover people, things, and places that nourish your soul, bring you back to center, and help you heal. The great thing about family and true, old friends is that they give us an instant reality check on who we really are. Life is not an endurance contest.
There is a place in each of us that wants to heal, and that can heal that will heal. It’s a peaceful place, one of nourishment, replenishment, peace, safety, comfort, and joy. It’s a place of love and acceptance. It’s a place of forgiveness, honesty, openness, nurturing, and kindness. In this place, it will bring you back to center, calm, and to joy.
Michael DeAngelo Gatson “Doobie”