Been There…Done That?
I hear ya…
As I am working on my memoir, I have had to ask myself a very serious question. What theme threads run through the tapestry of my life? Have I experienced things that I’ve learned from? How can this help my readers in some way?
“It is never too late to become what you might have been.” ~ George Eliot
I actually used to think that I had been through more than anyone I knew, and because of this, I am an authority on the matter of suffering. I wasn’t being arrogant about it, I just knew I could empathize with lots of hurting people. It was because of this belief that I became a psychotherapist. But soon I heard the stories…and then I quickly changed my stance on that subject. Nope! I wasn’t the poster child I thought I was. The world is full of hurting people…and I am just one of them.
But I also recognize that I have been through a LOT, and more importantly, I have overcome a lot…enough that I have hope for others.
In my memoir I am going to write about:
Mental Illness and My Experience in a Mental Hospital
The Church and Bad Advice
A Broken Neck
Addiction to Narcotic Pain Medication
A Brain Tumor
Becoming a Psychotherapist
…and a whole lot more!
My articles will discuss things I’ve learned on my own, as well as through education and experience working with others. I really hope you’ll join me. And please leave comments or questions. I will be happy to respond.
Also, for more tips on these subjects and help with challenging life circumstances and highly reactive emotions, come meet me over at http://www.changeyouremotions.com.
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