The Dangers of Heart to Heart

As human beings we naturally want to be able to interpret the thoughts and intentions of others to help us navigate the social world. The problem is, our point of reference tends to only be ourselves and this can cause some problems. What I mean is, when we try to figure out why someone is... Continue Reading →

A Crash Course in Handling Pain – Part 1

Hi guys, if you followed me from the old one, welcome to the new blog! I hope you like it. This is the beginning of a short series on dealing with pain. This topic is pretty important to me and I think that whoever we are we need to be intentional about this. I'm no... Continue Reading →

Pain and forgiveness

Some very personal and helpful thoughts on Pain and Forgiveness from reallyrealblogger. Have a read.

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‘I don’t think I can forgive anymore’ I sobbed as my friend ‘gently insisted’ I go home from work.  I had crumpled at my desk overwhelmed with pain and distress.  It was about 8 weeks since my friends suicide and and I had just discovered another huge disappointment in my life.  Try as I might I could not ‘pull myself together’ to function.  My coping facade had truly slipped.

I went to see the doctor.  She said I was depressed and offered me anti-depressants.  I refused, I was not able to accept her diagnosis  ‘I’m just sad because of bad things in my life’. ‘ I will feel better if I can sleep and get rid of this constant headache’.  I accepted some non-addictive sleeping meds and pain killers.  I got home and sat looking at the meds wondering if they were enough to stop it all.  This thought stirred…

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