• the temporary path – the road less traveled

    November 9, 2015KarenBeth

    I have always viewed my healing journey, my healing path as a road that goes forward with a few detours on the side. There are times I am going straight on the path, and there have been times when out of no-where, I was detoured off my path – and OH how frustrating can that be! Or maybe it doesn’t have to be a frustrating struggle; rather seen and looked at as a path less traveled to heal bigger wounds. Maybe instead of seeing these struggles as detours, maybe its more of a temporary path to – where I can…

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  • my journey to healing

    April 16, 2015KarenBeth

    This month marks 8 years that I have walked this amazing path of healing in therapy with a wonderful wisdom filled therapist. It hasn’t been an easy 8 years, but it has been a liberating life changing 8 years. 8 years ago, I drove my car up this long and winding mountain side road heading towards this place I would spend the next 8 years discovering all the parts of me I never knew before. I remember this day like it was yesterday, but never did I think I would endure a journey quite like this. This journey that I…

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  • healing takes time

    February 24, 2013KarenBeth

    When I walked into therapy almost 6 years ago, never did I think it would be years and years of work and that I would be in this place 6 years later. I thought I would walk into thisย mysteryย place of healing, talk about my story, find out what was wrong with me, find a way to heal and away I go into the world where I came from – with just a little less walls and pain. Here I am, 6 years later and I am discovering more and more about how deep my wounds were or still are. I…

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  • the change within

    February 20, 2013KarenBeth

    I have spent the past year, the past couple of months, the past couple of weeks being so angry, hurt and frustrated around something that that I let have power over me; but deep inside came to realize had no power over me – I just didn’t see it. Today in session my therapist made me realize something and it changed me. The power of his words changed me so much that I took a deep breath in of empowerment, held it for a few moments and then I let the breath out and it felt good! It changed me…

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  • { connection } the light to my path

    April 13, 2012KarenBeth

    Tonight I am sitting here and things are becoming clearer. I feel more connected tonight than I have in weeks. I always have believed that “connection” is what serves a great path to my healing. Today I was reminded of that connection. I was reminded that nothing has changed in this hard place I was in. Nothing has changed in the support, care or love – it’s there, I just need to accept it and have trust in it. Sometimes I need to be reminded when I get lost in the hardness. I have realized over the years in therapy…

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  • thoughts before bed . . .

    March 26, 2012KarenBeth

    One of my favorite things to do before bed is to pick a prayer from the bible and find meaning in it that pertains to my healing, and how I can grow and move through it with more strength. Tonight, as I snuggled up in bed under the blankets, I picked up the “gather book” that I got from theย church. I read from Psalms whichย has always been my favorite of all readings in the bible, and what I read tonight was: PSALMS 16:11 – You will show me the path to life. Fullness of joys in your presence, the delights…

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  • accompishment and celebration

    March 9, 2012KarenBeth

    Today was about accomplishment and celebration in my healing. Today was one of my favorite days inย this journey I have been on; regardless of still feeling sad and weak. For years in my healing, when I have gone through something hard to the point of feeling really weak and I donโ€™t want to admit it – I tend to run off, hide and lick my own wounds. Sometimes, I care so much about my damnย independence that I wonโ€™t let people help when I feel REALLY weak. I have gone into disconnection because of it in the past, and that sometimes…

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  • back towards my path . . .

    March 7, 2012KarenBeth

    There areย moments in my work in therapy that we call “sitting’. Some people may call it “stuck” or “plateau” but I like to call it sitting. Being stuck reminds me too much of the past and how they had control over me. Sitting for me means “being in theย hard”; “In the weakness”. I have had a tough week and a half. Ever since I opened up the wound to my surfaced emotions, It’s been hard to close that wound shut, to go onto the next wound. The many emotions thatย I have been experiencing in the past week have been so…

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  • building a firm foundation

    March 2, 2012KarenBeth

    I love this quote. I love this quote because it stands out for those who are healing from their past. I love this quote because it’s strong and stands true! This isn’t only made to be said for woman, but men also! I think about my own healing when I read this quote. It’s the same thing as “opening up a wound, and healing it closed with truth”. Each wound opened and healed, is another wound they no longer have control over. People who suffer from trauma can take the bricks that were thrown at them, and build a stronger…

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