Sometimes when we are suffering or have suffered our thinking gets all out of whack and distorted.
I thought my trauma was my identity but this was distorted thinking and harmful meaning. Later i discovered that I was more than what I had suffered and guess what, you are too. You have a broad identity that includes the different roles in your life, your varied interests, your goals, your hopes and your dreams. Realizing you have a broad identity is a way of creating helpful meaning.
When you can identify helpful meanings from your experience, you are more likely to rise above and maintain balance in your relationships, health and more.
Can you think of some harmful meanings that you can flip into helpful meanings? Leave you comments below.