Across the couch, I've been listening for more than a decade.
I've been listening to women and men, young and old, witnessing their unfolding and walking beside them as they take tenuous steps toward feeling better.
I've noticed a few things:
- You are not broken. Never have been and never will be.
- Those things you hate about yourself? Those things make you beautiful and unique ( ... and just may be cause for celebration).
- You can go from I'm not OK because this crappy thing happened to I'm OK, even though this crappy thing happened.
- There are strong parts of you, no matter how small they feel at times.
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