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Change Your Story

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Hi Spark Family!

As I sit at my computer, I wanted to reflect on a comedy podcast I was listening to yesterday. On the podcast, the host shared his journey of healing and living in recovery from drugs and alcohol. He also shared how living in poverty as a child, living with an elderly father, and having very little to no support from positive adults negatively impacted his self-worth and fueled shame. His story touched me in a deep and meaningful way because he eloquently explained what my childhood experience was without going too much into psychobabble.

During the podcast, he also shared a quote that struck me to the core, which was "I wanted a different story growing up." When I listened to that, all I could think was this, "I wanted a different story growing up, so I HAVE the POWER to create one."

Although I did not have a unhealthy relationship with alcohol and/or drugs, I experienced a long problematic relationship with sweets and unhealthy food. Through the rich power of therapy, meditation classes, and establishing healthy boundaries with others, I am rewriting my story. Pretty soon, I will have a beautiful niece entering in this world, and I want to set an example of what self-love, self-kindness and commitment to lifelong learning looks like. I am that determined to do it!
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  • RETAT60
    Great positive blog! Thank you for posting.
    602 days ago
    Well written! Even some of us who had a pretty "normal" looking life have issues we deal with. Learning to overcome is a huge gift to ourselves and those we have influence over.

    603 days ago
    Diamonds can only be created under pressure‚̧
    603 days ago
  • VHAYES04
    Amazing! Congrats!
    603 days ago
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