Happy New Year!
The Baltic Mental Health Network is going to start out 2022 with a BANG! We are going to be posting some excerpts from books that you may find interesting. We will begin with STORY, and how important it is for us to look into our unique journeys and see how they impact our lives now.
From Brene’ Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection:
“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.” (p.ix)
From Dan Allender’s To Be Told:
…seldom do we approach our own life with the mind-set of a student, eager to learn, gain insight, and find direction for the future.” (pg. 2) “Our story is truer than any other reality we know, and each of us must discover the meaning [of it]…” (pg. 3) “If we come to know our story and then give it away, we will discover the deepest meaning in our lives.” (pg. 6)
Brene’ Brown asks readers to “…let go of who you think you are supposed to be, and embrace who you are.” Dan Allender writes that our stories “reveal truth, therefore no one has the right to say of his story, ‘This is too weird, painful, boring, shameful, confusing, or dark; therefore I will bury it.”
What do these quotes stir in you as you read them? Walking along life’s path with a sensitive therapist an help us discover our stories and the healing and peace that awaits.
More later! Happy New Year!