Growth in 2024

Growth in 2024

Growth in 2024
Posted on February 27th, 2024.

I'm not sure what it is about 2024 thus far. One thing I know for sure is that it is going to be an amazing year full of growth in many areas. I started the year off not knowing where to start with a flight of ideas. The main one is the importance of receiving mental health care, awareness and education. There's a lot of territory to cover here in Georgia. I'm a one-woman show, lol, and I need an army to be able to accomplish my hopes and dreams for Heal Thyself Family Services LLC. I'm in the midst of revamping this webpage so that it can be user-friendly. I would like for you to be able to have a welcoming, peaceful experience when you reach this page. I'm increasing my reach by applying to be paneled with more insurance companies. It's been a process, needless to say. However, the time will come. I'll keep you all posted.  

As of late, I've seen a common theme about emotional and personal growth. Can we talk about boundaries? What are they? How do I implement them? Why do others get upset when they are put in place? Why do you feel bad for others when they cannot accept your boundaries? These are all valid questions. There are different ways to look at this. I often use the analogy of someone walking by you and stepping on your foot. It hurt you and you told the person who stepped on you that it hurt.  

The other person may apologize for causing you pain. It doesn't change anything but the acknowledgement feels nice. So this person walks by you another time and steps on you. They apologize but it doesn't feel genuine. The third time this happens, you are aware that this person may step on your foot again, so you move when you see them coming your way. This person may get upset or defensive because you moved. Well, excuse me. You will not step on me again. There's nothing to do with how this person feels. You have every right not to want to go through the pain again. There's no love lost. You will just move differently. 

Fears of isolation, guilt, contempt, and criticism may surface. I encourage you to continue to stand your ground. You matter. Your feelings matter. Your mental health matters. It is time to start honoring and loving yourself. You deserve the love, time, and dedication that you give. These small steps will encourage you to continue on this healing journey.  

~Damaris, The Healing Therapist 

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