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Anger, I DON’T WANT IT!

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

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

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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Why cheat?

There hasn’t been one person that hasn’t thought at some point in their lives,” Why do people cheat?” Weather you’ve had someone cheat on you, you’ve done the cheating, or grew up with it in your house – it’s still a mystery. Even people that have cheated often don’t know why they’ve done it. Interesting, …

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Knowing when to walk away

I often get asked, “Should I leave this relationship or continue to try to make it work?” It is very difficult to decide if and when it is time to leave. Some people are afraid of commitment, getting hurt, or risking being vulnerable. As a result, they are often quick to leave a relationship in …

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When you LOVE too much

When loving others means living in pain, then you love too much and the relationship has become a source of suffering. If you can relate to this, it’s important to look at various aspects. Are you the only one loving in this relationship? Is the other person feeling suffocated by your love? Is love what …

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Am I good enough?

I think we often feel like we’re falling short somewhere in life, like we could be doing more. There is that perpetual sense of guilt that most of us walk around with, that we don’t even realize. “Am I doing enough for my kids? Should I be doing more at work? Am I really giving …

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