“It is (NOT) well with my soul.” Ever been there?
Trauma....It’s a word that feels like we’re about to watch a scary movie, just minus the popcorn, and minus the choosing that this movie is now a part of your life.
It’s true that the body never forgets. Even those memories you just push and push and push and push down, the body just doesn’t forget. This week has given me my own example of watching my body feel what my brain just wants to go away. (*Warning - this is a tough post on the reality of mental health awareness and a piece of my story connected to it, just to prepare yourself before you read it.)
There is strength needed to get out of the difficult times in our life, a strength we don't feel in that moment we have. It is in there, it is coming, hold on, your strength is returning! This is a great read for someone going through a difficult season of their life or for you to understand someone in your life who is.
There is so much that goes into grief, and it involves loss and sadness of all sorts. Grief is a crazy roller coaster that can feel like it won't ever end.
I'm getting really real with the importance of setting healthy boundaries in relationships and the damage it does when people don't respect them: