There are many holidays throughout the year that involve family, cheer, goodwill, and celebrations. But for many people, these holidays can be a time of increased despair, loneliness, and pain. While the happy become happier, many of us in the mental health profession see the sad become sadder.
Be courageous today. Do something that makes you uncomfortable. Tell someone how you feel, with no expectation of an outcome. Stand in your own truth. Your vulnerability separates you from the weak. Make the call, write the letter or make the plan. You are powerful. You are Joyful. You are Determined.
You will learn the powerful story of how Jennifer Lynn Adams came to be raised in her adoptive family to think nothing was impossible, yet how this innocent and carefree little girl then faced the most brutal bullying once she was part of the public school system in middle school. How this and darker and deeply painful incidences to come affected her psyche and physical health and how she has found the strength to use these experiences to fight back, not only for her self-esteem that others tried to take from her but for others who may find themselves in this situation.
Ethan provides raw and deeply personal revelations about his frame of mind after the accident that will move you and teach a powerful lesson on overcoming and accepting oneself. He also gives us an inside look into his impressive story of achieving great success in business, and how he has finally learned the important balance between work and home life.
In the past, my articles have routinely been for women, but today it’s for men, especially since it is No Shave November. The discussion for today looks at the world of men, their levels of injury, and sexuality following a spinal cord injury.