We live in a society that shoulds all over us. This “should-ing” as I am starting to call it or “Should Statements” are actually one of a number of what psychologists call, Cognitive Distortions.
It is hard to watch when our Good Will snaps. When the Rocky storms of life collide come in like a flood agitating pain and fueling ego-informed decisions.
As has been the case with our Syrian sisters and brothers and their children, what matters are your families, your safety, your livelihood and yes, your voices. Once the fight is over, rebuilding will be work for you and the generations to come to embark upon. The labor will seem never ending and met with resistance at every turn, as your sisters and brothers in Haiti have shown the world. However, the love of justice and liberation is worth the work.
Do you have any idea of how much power your story holds? Your story may be just what someone needs to hear to get through a trying time, go to the next level, or allow themselves to dream again.
And maybe that person is you.
In episode 17 of MTM, Dr. Satira Streeter Corbitt (“Dr. Satira”). Dr. Satira talks about her journey to supporting the love, genius and wellbeing of families through her practice, Ascensions Psychological Services, Inc. She also shares parenting tips and advice for couples.
I think we can agree that we have all lived through something. Regardless of the emotional weight of the experience/experiences, Life is a very patient teacher and has a way of calling on all of us regardless of our roles in society. As a way to think through Life’s Lessons as they relate to our mental health and wellbeing, I would love for you to take some time to think through my 7 Questions. Click below to read more...
Whether we are talking about endings/beginnings related to a job/project, health or relationships; endings and beginnings require our attention. However with the constant distractions, we may not give the proper time to acknowledge, celebrate, or mourn situations that end, begin or that we expect to happen but do not.
7 Questions: Thriving As Beyoncé said in her beautiful song Bigger “life is your birthright they hid that in the fine print.” Not only is living your birthright, but so is the audacity to radically love, thrive and liberate while being liberated.
During times of fear and loneliness, everyone wants to find a place where they matter. We all want to find home. "You are home and home has always existed in you."
While we are fighting for substantive change in the world, we cannot forget what I am constantly reminding myself and people around me: Justice starts at home.