Heal Without Judging How Others Heal

Heal Without Judging How Others Heal

The same can be said for inpatient treatment, therapy, exercise, gardening, micro-dosing, meditation, religion, etc. There are so many things that have worked for some people in healing. The list could get long, but no matter how many items we add, one thing will be true for every item. They all worked for some of the people some of the time and never for everyone all of the time.

Healing is hard. Those who are trying to heal from trauma deserve our respect and encouragement. They don’t need a ton of judgment about how they are healing. Stop making it harder with your judgment.

Steps to Healing My Knee, The Same As Trauma
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Steps to Healing My Knee, The Same As Trauma

So, recently I had a little mishap while picking up my luggage from the baggage claim carousel. It’s been diagnosed as damage to the meniscus of my left knee, which they suspect will heal itself in 6-8 weeks. In essence, the treatment for this injury is to just do what I can to promote healing….

Rock Bottom Revisited – A Personal Story
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Rock Bottom Revisited – A Personal Story

Earl K. Long Hospital, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Jan. 1997. Many people who’ve been through mental health issues, addiction, and so on, refer to “rock bottom”, that one place in time when things got so bad, they couldn’t get any worse. For me, that was Jan 1997. My marriage had just ended, I quit therapy and…

Social Media Connections and Stigma
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Social Media Connections and Stigma

Earlier this week, I wrote a post on what I refer to as my “day job” blog about how admission offices do actually look at the social media profiles of prospective students. I went on to talk about something that I write about often: using social media to put your best professional image out so…