And I don’t need to text anyone in particular, though old Marie would, and I can sit through everything I am feeling and be OK. I have a reputation for being hasty in my actions and avoiding any negative thoughts and feelings (esp. relating to perceived abandonment) whenever possible. I often give in to these feelings. So it takes me a concerted effort to change my ways. I grabbed a Starbucks today during my lunch break (I actually took one today…#treatyoself) and realized that if something is going to change in my life, then I have to do that something differently than I have been. I notice the physical effects when I mix up my exercise routine, my body changes from what it was before. I’m looking forward to seeing the effects of the psychological changes I am making. Both take a while, but both are worth the effort. I’m almost halfway into my Tuesday…Here goes nothing!
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Hello, my name is Marie. I am a 20-something who wants to heal her emotional wounds and help her clients to heal as well. I am a clinical social worker (almost fully-licensed LCSW!) who deeply cares about my clients. I try to use my own life lessons, trials, and tribulations to better help myself and others. I pride myself in presenting to my clients as "more-human-than-most" and often let them know that I am a work in progress as well. I attribute my vast collection of self-help books on my book shelf not only to my clients' "presenting problems" but also my own. I have attempted to create 2 blogs recently on a different site and found myself feeling frustrated and expressing negativity and anger (this was leading up to my breakup). Now that I am in a different place, I aim to keep this blog positive, but real, as I share with you my journey toward healing my body, mind, and spirit--and finding myself somewhere along the way. I will be sharing my favorite resources, quotes, and pictures that are helping me through this difficult time. My hope is that you will find some healing from this blog and from my experiences. View all posts by LearningtolovemeMarie