It Takes Courage
by Author Unknown
It takes strength to be firm,
It takes courage to be gentle.
It takes strength to conquer,
It takes courage to surrender.
It takes strength to be certain,
It takes courage to have doubt.
It takes strength to fit in,
It takes courage to stand out.
It takes strength to feel a friend's pain,
It takes courage to feel your own pain.
It takes strength to endure abuse,
It takes courage to stop it.
It takes strength to stand alone,
It takes courage to lean on another.
It takes strength to love,
It takes courage to be loved.
It takes strength to survive,
It takes courage to live.
#gabriellefreiretherapy #courage #self-motivation
You may know someone who is taking an opioid to manage pain they could be at risk for misusing this their medication. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (the CDC) recommends that you talk about the opioid and the medication, gather information about your loved one's pain level and monitor them for misuse. For more information, contact www.hhs.gov/opioids or call 1-800-662-HELP.
I work with a lot of individual and couples who are working on themselves and their relationships. I've noticed that being in a relationship can bring about a lot of underlying feelings, some of those feelings are of inferiority and may be connected to your self-esteem. Low self-esteem often results in stress or anxiety, loneliness and an increase likelihood of depression, it can cause problems in friendships and relationships, it can impair your work or job performance and it can lead to an increased chance of using drugs or alcohol. To address your low self-esteem try to quiet that inner critic voice, try a new hobby and you can always "fake it until you make it." For more ideas on how to raise your self esteem, read an article that I contributed to: upjourney.com/how-to-deal-with-low-self-esteem-in-a-relationship
In a world where everyone wants to be someone.....be yourself. Simple advice, not always as easy to execute.
If you don't know how to be yourself, I recommend self-reflection, meditation and a discussion about what you want with a trusted individual. Hold true to your values and remember, no one else knows your journey.
When working with an individual or a couple, I explore a person or couples strengths and we talk about how to build on them. I also explore the underlining wants and needs that will assist you to be yourself. #gabriellefreiretherapy