You are all things. Denying, rejecting, judging or hiding from any aspect of your total being creates pain and results in a lack of wholeness. ~Joy Page
Most people are thinking about mental health and wellbeing wrong.
The popular opinion is that if you have mental, mood, or emotional troubles, focus on the mind. This kind of thinking is flawed, overly simplistic, and incomplete
Children are a great incentive and impetus for parents to learn about themselves, about each other and about life itself. Unfortunately, much of the learning may occur at their expense.
~Dr. Gabor Maté, Physician, Addiction & Trauma Expert
I used to dress like a cross between a bag lady and a fairy princess. This was when I was very young. About 3-5 years of age. According to my mom, I went through a period where the first words out of my mouth the moment I woke up was, “I wanna wear a dress.” (in mandarin).
“Not why the addiction but why the pain.” ~ Dr. Gabor Maté, Physician and Addiction Expert
The below used to be a common routine of mine that gave me great stress and anxiety on a daily basis: