Shifting My Thinking on the Journey to Overcoming Emotional Damage

I had to learn to shift my thinking in this process of overcoming the damage caused by emotional abuse. There were a few rather large shifts that I had to make in order to make progress and there was a process to shifting my thinking! It didn’t just happen overnight.  Instead of trying to understand … Continue reading "Shifting My Thinking on the Journey to Overcoming Emotional Damage"

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When Acceptance is NOT the Answer

Recently there was a discussion about “Acceptance” here in the Emerging from Broken website. People were expressing difficulty with having been constantly told to “accept others” for the way they are.  This directive always seems to be issued when someone is expressing difficulties with having been devalued, discounted and mistreated.  I have come to realize … Continue reading "When Acceptance is NOT the Answer"

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Demonstrating Appreciation in Relationships

“The best way to keep relationships happy, healthy, and supportive can be summed up in one word: appreciation. What you appreciate, appreciates. When we demonstrate our appreciation for the support we receive from others, it reinforces that behaviour and deepens our connection to them.”   Marci Shimoff This is a beautiful quote. I tried to live … Continue reading "Demonstrating Appreciation in Relationships"

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The Real Problem With Being Fake by Christina Enevoldsen

Christina Enevoldsen It is my honor to have Christina Enevoldsen ~ Cofounder of the website Overcoming Sexual Abuse guest posting for Emerging from Broken today.  The Problem with Being Fake by Christina Enevoldsen Many years ago, I tried to cultivate a relationship with an acquaintance.  I listened attentively; I asked questions; I shared my thoughts … Continue reading "The Real Problem With Being Fake by Christina Enevoldsen"

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