It is easier to just try to sweep things under the rug and hope that they eventually go away on their own.
Guess what? Not facing your problems causes anxiety, depression, anger, guilt, shame, the list goes on and on. Yeah, it’s easier, in theory, to just not deal with things that are going wrong. If you ignore it then it’s not really real, right? (You know the right answer.)
If you don’t face your issues, they will manifest in ways that will really screw with your work, love life, friendships, and health.
But you are here. And that is a big first step. Now it’s time to deal with the stuff that is holding you back.
Unresolved emotional clutter seeps into every part our lives. Running away from old pain holds you back from writing new chapters in your journey. Not addressing painful memories or experiences, slights, or downright emotional (and physical) wounds inflicted upon you will fester and you develop poor coping mechanisms.
"Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it."
At the heart of avoidance is fear. You’re worried of what others will think of you if you tell them about your problems. Maybe you are concerned that your therapist will think less of you. Or, you could be scared that you won’t be able to “fix” things and that it will take a lot of work to get you to a healthy physical and mental state.
You don’t have to be afraid to be vulnerable. We are human and screw up all the damn time. There is nothing you can tell me that will surprise me or make me think less of you.
I say this on just about every page of my site, but you do not have to do this alone. That’s why I’m here. I firmly believe that almost every problem has a solution, and it is my honor to walk with you through the process and get you to a place where fear isn’t ruling your life.