Finding a way to live a life that you want is something with which every person struggles. We all sometimes think “why not me?” when we watch the Olympics or Wimbledon, encounter someone successful in business or meet someone who simply seems at peace with their life.
However, when you have traumatic past experiences, live with a mental illness or have experienced painful life events, how you live your life can feel very much out of your control. Intense emotions like anxiety, depression or rage can make living the life you want seem entirely out of reach. Often problem behaviors like addictions, eating disorders and self-harm are attempts to escape intense emotional pain. People simply want to stop feeling miserable and can’t begin to imagine a life based on choice and what they want. Continue reading “Live the Life You Want” »