The best thing you can do is simply let your loved one know you’re there.
Lived Experience Stories
At Voices of Hope we believe in the power of lived experience storytelling. We believe that when someone is vulnerable and shares their story, it allows others to feel safe to do the same.
THESE ARE THOSE STORIES.
Once this becomes routine and easier to do, you might start to notice the little things in your daily life.
Take care of yourself before using a trigger as a way to understand yourself; safety always takes priority over introspection.
If you’re combating any negative thoughts around celebrating your successes, ask yourself, ‘why aren’t I celebrating myself the same way I celebrate everyone else?’
I wanted to share some of the things that have been useful for me in the hopes that it might be helpful for you, lovely reader.
I had made it through something that has, for as long as I can remember, given me incredibly high anxiety levels. I did it.
It's painful but, at other times, it's enlightening and joyful as I realise that what happened to me all those years ago was not my fault.
I used this platform as a journal that I could scroll through whenever I was down to remind myself of better days and to relive happy moments.
I was so grateful for their support and the insightful advice that they offered me, including lessons learned from their own past.