Resources Used on March 25, 2019
Strong by Valerie Burton
“If strong means taking care of everyone else to the detriment of yourself,
if strong means pretending everything is okay when clearly you’re hurting,
if strong means keeping it moving after you’ve suffered disappointment,
then, strong becomes weak.
Strong is good, resilience is better. But resilience can sometimes look messy.
It may look as if you’re down for the count,
but as long as you eventually get up, you’re resilient.
You have permission then to be human.
To grieve, rest, cry, and feel what you feel.
Learning to face your fears by being vulnerable is the first step.”
In/Out by Thich Nhat Hanh
Breathing in, I know I am breathing in. Breathing out, I know I am breathing out.
Breathing in, my in-breath has become deep. Breathing out, my out-breath has become slow.
Breathing in, I feel calm. Breathing out, I feel at ease.
Breathing in, I smile. Breathing out, I release all my worries and anxieties.
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Practice each line for as long as you wish.