Dream Big, Live Bigger

Dream Big, Live Bigger

To people who have been sexually abused,raped,emotionally abused,I recommend the book The Courage to Heal,by Laura Davis and Ellen Bass. There's also a companion workbook that goes with it,not that you have to have it but it's also good therapy. The Courage to Heal has worked wonders for me and it's easy to follow.

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mental-health-advice:

To people who have been sexually abused, raped or emotionally abused. 

I have used self help books they are really good:) You can get a lot free from the library aswell! Thank you for your suggestion!

Courtney♥

humansofnewyork:

“We fled to the Philippines, which was under American occupation at the time. But it wasn’t long before the Japanese took over the islands. We were living in Manila, and when the Japanese occupied the city, they began to teach us to read and write Japanese. When the Americans came to retake the city, they invaded from the north, and the Japanese blew up the bridges and barricaded themselves in the southern part of the city where we lived. Shells were falling all around us, because the Japanese had stationed a gun encampment across from our house. One morning, we decided to make a run for the hospital, so that we could put ourselves under the protection of the Red Cross. Our neighbors were running in front of us, pushing their belongings on a pushcart, when they stepped on a land mine and the whole family was killed. We kept running, but when we got to the main street, there was a checkpoint and we weren’t allowed to cross. So we hid beneath a house, and soon we were discovered by Japanese soldiers. They lined us all up against the wall to be executed. We begged and begged and begged for our lives. They finally allowed my mother and the children to step aside, but they told my father to stay. My mother dropped to her knees and asked the Japanese commander to imagine it was his family. And he finally let all of us go.”

humansofnewyork:

“We fled to the Philippines, which was under American occupation at the time. But it wasn’t long before the Japanese took over the islands. We were living in Manila, and when the Japanese occupied the city, they began to teach us to read and write Japanese. When the Americans came to retake the city, they invaded from the north, and the Japanese blew up the bridges and barricaded themselves in the southern part of the city where we lived. Shells were falling all around us, because the Japanese had stationed a gun encampment across from our house. One morning, we decided to make a run for the hospital, so that we could put ourselves under the protection of the Red Cross. Our neighbors were running in front of us, pushing their belongings on a pushcart, when they stepped on a land mine and the whole family was killed. We kept running, but when we got to the main street, there was a checkpoint and we weren’t allowed to cross. So we hid beneath a house, and soon we were discovered by Japanese soldiers. They lined us all up against the wall to be executed. We begged and begged and begged for our lives. They finally allowed my mother and the children to step aside, but they told my father to stay. My mother dropped to her knees and asked the Japanese commander to imagine it was his family. And he finally let all of us go.”

Not eating in order to lose weight is like not watering your plants in order to kill weeds. In the end, you kill the good along with the bad.

Value yourself. The only people who appreciate a doormat are people with dirty shoes.

Leo F. Buscaglia (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

Sobbing into my hoodie in her couch in Denver I said, “I hate my body. And my body hates me. My body is my biggest enemy.”

With her usual kind-hearted patience Carolyn said, “I think I have the opposite experience. When I feel really sick, I feel extremely aware of how hard my body is working, how hard it is fighting to keep me alive. On my worst days I feel so much love and gratitude for each and every cell of my body working to pull me through.”

Sometimes, carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement.

Albert Camus, The Fall  (via larmoyante)

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hollow-voyage:

I’m 100% proud of who I am and you should be too. Don’t let anyone in your life make you feel worthless. You’re special and important. We all have something to offer this world.

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