Holiday hopes, holiday hurts

Christmas has always been my favorite holiday. I love decorating. I love Christmas carols. I love gift giving.

As I’ve grown into motherhood, I now love watching the look of anticipation and wonder on my children’s faces. Their enthusiasm and excitement. I love creating new traditions and keeping the magic of Christmas alive.

The holidays, however, feel like a confusing time.  Continue reading

She will be loved…

She really hopes.

EMDR therapy has a way of exposing these underlying beliefs I’ve been holding. These deeply held, core beliefs that, without my explicit acknowledgment, affect much of my day to day living.

The thing about a core belief is that I might even know, cognitively, that I shouldn’t believe it. Or that it isn’t really true. But, it is silently destructive. It is, unconsciously–subconsciously?–defining who I am, how I feel, and what I believe about myself.

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