A difficult past need not define you, nor determine your future. We explore three paths to building a satisfying life after hardship in childhood.
Pretending is the imposter’s exhausting attempt to conceal hidden wounds that often trace back to childhood. Most people relate to at lease some aspects of the syndrome. We discuss ways to drop the mask, counter insecurities, and live authentically.
Wounds of the heart may persist after troubling memories from childhood adversity have been rewired. Fortunately, pain from childhood adversities can spur us to create a peaceful heart of forgiving, kindness, calm, and purpose.
We know how challenging it can be to support a youth who is impacted by the stress and stigma of a parent's substance use, and we also know that your care can be one of the greatest sources of well-being a youth can have. 1 in 5 Canadian youth grow up with the stress and stigma of a parent's substance use, and youth have said the family could be one of the greatest sources of shame AND/OR hope and healing. This space is for Canadian caregivers (Parents, aunts, uncles, Elders, grandparents)...