My journey from fear to lovePick the Brain

“Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” – John Lennon January – 2012 I remember sitting in a small dark room waiting for the surgeon to arrive. My son had just had major surgery, and it had taken much longer than expected. My stomach felt tense as the surgeon sat in the chair opposite us. He looks at the floor as he started to speak. “it’s not good news,” he said. “We think he has a week left to live.” After that, my mind switched off. I felt my wife’s head on my shoulder and heard her tears. Was it a bad dream? June – 2017 My feet feel heavy as I …

Healthy Environment For Self Esteem

Healthy self esteem originates in the environment found in the: family, school, peer group, work place, and community. There are certain characteristics of your environment that need to be present in order for self esteem to be fostered and grow. The main component of a healthy environment for self esteem is that it needs to be nurturing. It should provide unconditional warmth, love, and caring. It needs to provide the realization that other people are recognized as deserving to be nurtured, reinforced, rewarded, and bonded to. Healthy environment for self esteem transmits messages of warmth, loving, and caring by physical touch, meeting the survival needs of food, clothing and shelter, and providing a sense of stability and order in life. …