We are all in this together
I am what is known in my profession as a “wounded healer”. My history is full of struggles and challenges that have allowed me to be the person that I am today. Through my difficult past, I developed the passion and desire to help others. This allows me to be more empathic to those I see every day.
It also means that I am not perfect. It means that my family, friends and I are still susceptible to moments of difficulty and sometimes crisis. The difference for me is that I know what we need to do to get through a crisis. We have the tools and support to get through the challenging moments. We may not always be able to prevent such moments from occurring; stress can build up and we often cannot control certain events from happening.
Thankfully we know how to ask for help. We are able to recognize what we need and we have the resources to help us recover and return to our regular routine. So many people do not have the tools to help them. So many people are unable to ask for the help that they need. So many people are not heard when they ask for help.
I am blessed with amazing support to get through the tough times that my family and friends may face. This allows me to regain the strength and determination to head back out into my work and help others. In living my own life I am able to provide support and guidance to others who may not have the same resources that I have. I can hear them when they ask for help. I can help them find hope.