This meme is the #Truth take heed
It is very very true for me, personally and many others who endured abuse. Both my parents were extremely abusive and had severe bad drug/alcohol addictions. It definitely NEGATIVELY impacted the way I am able to love and receive love. I find myself being turned off by those who show me genuine affection and care because it was very rarely my norm. I was so used to being left alone to fend for myself and if they did acknowledge me it was to inflict pain or abuse. I also found myself repeating the same destructive and toxic behaviors my addict parents displayed. The hope in all of this is I finally became #AWARE of the cycle and how destructive it truly was and is. Yet with the proper knowledge, education, therapy and dedication to changing my own personal beliefs, behaviors, and choices, I can make the changes needed to break that cycle I grew up in. It is definitely easier said then done. Those who do make the effort to change, face many challenging years of unlearning what they thought was true and acceptable to conditioning themselves to new and foreign positive ways of behaving, thinking and reacting with many, many , painful mistakes in between and alot of painful realizations of your own immature behaviors that have caused others unintentional pain. Yet you learn to forgive your parents, you learn to forgive others and most importantly you learn to forgive yourself. You may have to choose to forgive over and over during your healing journey, until one day you realize you are finally healed from the pain. It is all a very spiritual and intense learning experience to grow and evolve as an awakened individual. #LoveAdvice#Psychology#Spirtuality#Awareness#IntergenerationalTransmission#BreaktheCycle#BetheChange#Forgiveness#Relationships#SelfLove #SurvivaloftheFittest#OnlytheStrongSurvive
Started setting up for the 46th Annual Holiday Craft Fair
November 25 & 26, 2017
10am – 4pm
Dutchess Community College
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
I will taking a portion of my sales to purchase holidays gifts 🎁 for children living in a local domestic violence shelter.
Here are some items that shelters are needing to surprise their children this holiday season. I’m hoping that with your help I will be able to purchase many of these items and bring some joy to a few children 🙂
For Children & Teenagers
-Hoodies, pajamas, socks, underwear, t-shirts, leggings, hats, gloves, scarves
-Ethnically representative dolls
-Spanish language books and DVDs
We have many teenagers in need of holiday cheer as well, and they will have their own section in our holiday workshop. We know, teens are harder to shop for then kids. We suggest gift cards so teens can pick out something they'd like. Target, GameStop, Hot Topic, iTunes, Toys R Us, and Barnes & Noble are all great gift card ideas for teens. Crafting kits, sporting goods, makeup kits and pay-as-you-go phone cards are also great presents for teens.