Our Deepest Fear

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”  Marianne Williamson, from A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracle

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By Margie Mader, LMFT, CHt

For many people, including me, anger has been a point of contention and something I have always avoided. Since many of us grew up in households where our parents either suppressed anger or raged and exploded, anger has felt scary. Most people don’t know how to feel it, let alone accept it in those around …

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Life After Abuse

By Growth and Healing Wellness Center

I’m an abuse survivor with DID who coped with the poor hand I’d been dealt in unhealthy, dangerous ways. It began in childhood with stress/emotional eating, isolating, escaping into books, movies – anything that helped enhance the fantasies I’d create to bear the weight of the pain already so deeply scarred into my soul. I …

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Letting Go

By Growth and Healing Wellness Center

I recently read a quote that resonated with me and had me thinking about some things that I wanted to happen in my life.  The quote read, “Sometimes you have to let things go, so there’s room for better things to come into your life…”  It brought to mind a story that the famous comedian, …

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