Forgiveness as a F@%! You
A few weeks ago I wrote about refusing to be grateful for deep, traumatic abuses in our lives. In that post I wrote that “forgiveness and acceptance are important.” I don’t dispute the importance of forgiveness, but just like with gratitude, the actual definition of forgiveness needs to be completely re-worked as it relates to […]
The Art of Not Being Grateful
Cultivate an attitude of gratitude! Be grateful for the challenges in your life! They made you who you are today! Gratitude is everything! These phrases are, on face value, kind of true. In most cases, we can be grateful for the surface-level challenges in our life and look back on them as character-building exercises. For […]
When Healing, Are You a Patient or Participant?
“One does not have be a combat soldier, or visit a refugee camp in Syria or the Congo to encounter trauma. Trauma happens to us, our friends, our families, and our neighbors. Research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has shown that one in five Americans was sexually molested as a child; one […]