I’m a trauma therapist. Each day, I work with survivors of sexual trauma at a non-profit agency and also within my private counseling practice.... read more
“How did I get here?” or “Why do these things always happen to me?”
Being honest with yourself is hard work. Honesty is the rejection of fantasy or delusion and the acceptance of what you know to be true, regardless of how ugly it may feel. It requires that you recognize the difference between what you want for yourself and what others expect of you, and the willingness to act on that distinction.
But Honesty also serves to illuminate the ways in which you present yourself inauthentically and falsely, allowing you to see clearly the circumstances of your reality. It’s not easy friend, and I want to share my own story of Honesty with you that you might be encouraged to Practice bold Honesty in your own life and find healing because of it.
Surrender is the first step on your path to choosing Hope— but you can’t stop there. Through our This Is Living Hope: 8 Practices to Choose Hope in the Midst of Adversity digital workbook, we’ll give you eight practical exercises, beginning with the Practice of Surrender, to help you release yourself from unmet expectations, shift your perspective and choose Hope today.
Sometimes you need to be inspired and reminded to let go. Be encouraged by these powerful stories from other men and women who are practicing Honesty and choosing Hope in the midst of adversity.
Want to see how the 8 Practices of Living Hope can make a difference in your life? You can download the first step—Surrender— from our This Is Living Hope: 8 Practices to Choose Hope in the Midst of Adversity digital workbook for FREE.