I love this post! It’s such a great reminder of something that most of us too often forget. 🙂

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There is a great healing that comes along with accepting ourselves just as we are. You are not a compilation of your mistakes. You are the beautiful person inside that is more meaningful to life than you realize.

Once we can do that then we can begin to explore who we can become. We do not have to be entrapped in a perception that because we have not done things in the past that we cannot do them.

Others say things about us. They label us, describe us, talk about us. They tell us what we can do, what we can’t do, what we should do.

They advise us on our careers, families, religious beliefs.  Other people’s opinions can limit us if we choose to believe their perception of us. 
They can  limit our potential.
They…

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Wow! I REALLY needed to read this right now. I have been struggling with an all-consuming and suffocating guilt which literally takes my breath away at times. Most of my guilt and regret originate from mistakes that I made years or even decades ago but somehow I have always managed to hurt those I love and cherish the most and no matter how much time passes, the scars in my heart remain. Still even more of those feelings continue to rise out of situations over which I have no control.

My anxiety and depression are at an all-time high and the panic attacks that I managed to control for years have returned with a vengeance.

If I could drill the words of this quote into my heart and mind, perhaps I could over-power and move past the pain which haunts my heart and tortures my mind.

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The beauty of life is, while we cannot undo what is done, we can see it, understand it, learn from it and change so that every new moment is spent not in regret, guilt, fear or anger but in wisdom, understanding and love. — Jennifer Edwards

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Happy Labor Day

One of the many things I’m thankful for in life is holiday weekends.  I am thankful for each one and what it represents (i.e. the “true” meaning of the holiday) but as someone with chronic pain, I am also VERY thankful for the extra day off work.  Every day of every week (primarily Monday through Friday) I can feel my body getting weaker and more taxed, from the daily grind along with work-related and personal life stress which inevitably equals higher pain and fatigue levels which become more and more difficult to control as the week progresses.  Normal weekends really don’t cut it in my world because it takes at least one full day to recuperate from the prior week’s damage to my body (and mind) and then after that it’s Sunday and time to start getting ready to do it all over again.  A three day weekend is seriously priceless for me.  Continue reading