A failure is not always a mistake. It may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.

B.F. Skinner, American Psychologist

Today, encouragement to continue your healing journey.

As an adult survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse at times I feel discouraged that I am not further along in my healing. I feel frustrated by the persistent patterns of self-doubt and fear. I catch myself paying attention to where I fall-short and ignoring effort and progress. When I notice these habitual ways of thinking about and judging myself I try to redirect my attention, to lighten up on myself and reality check my expectations. I notice we make our way as best we can and remind myself that I am in that “we.”

  • How do you bring yourself back to being a friend to yourself rather than a critic?
  • What helps you to acknowledge that you are doing the best you can?

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