As of late, I've been experimenting with a new concept: Instead of avoiding and burying the triggering things down, I confront them. I've spent far too much of my 35 years chasing temporary highs and turning toward self-destructive (often dangerous) methods to numb uncomfortable feelings, so now, when emotion rears its head inside of my heart, I stare the demon down. Even if it's scary (which it usually is).
A commitment I’ve made to self, to work toward becoming the rock that I needed as a young girl. What if I did it not just for anyone else, but solely for myself? Or, even the damaged young girl who still takes residence within me?
Think of how much better society and our own mental health would be if WE could embody everyone we needed as children!!!