How often do you feel bad about feeling bad? I know it can be a challenge for me.  There is this voice in my head which tells me I should not feel bad, sad, depressed, upset… It is the critical voice which reminds me when I fail, questions my abilities and doubts my self worth.  Sometimes it is the voice of shame.  Rarely is it right.  I am learning to believe it is okay to not be okay.  No one is okay all the time.  We do not have to feel good all the time.  No one does.  It is okay to not feel okay.

Believe your own truth

This speaks to a deeper issue, believing our own truth.  I find it easy to disbelieve myself. It is difficult for me to accept the information of my senses and experiences when they are counter to what someone else is telling me. I’ve heard other male survivors say the same thing.  A part of my healing journey has been to trust myself more, believe my own truth.   I recently ran across a YouTube video, created by Green Renaissance entitled “Live Your Truth.”  They do many thoughtful, uplifting videos. This one struck me as it is told by a survivor.  Check it out.

It’s okay to not be okay. It’s okay to be okay. We can be both. Learn your truth. Hold onto your truth. Live your truth.

Be well. Stay safe.  Take good care.


Be sure to check out the Upcoming Events section on the Webpage. They include a fall online Day of Recovery, BONDED: Benefit Reading of New Play Starring Celebrity Bellamy Young! and Alumni Service Project/Hiking Weekend at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Check out the two blog posts following last years service project, My Visit To Best Friends and Fun with the Animals

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