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Oct 27, 2014
Mackenzie:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

You are only "stuck with a life sentence of pain and frustration with myself" if you choose that. You have the ability to choose to look at what happened in a different way. A way that is more in keeping with what really happened. A way that you've already articulated in your story. You wanted to fit in. Everyone wants that. So don't fault yourself for those feelings. Focus instead on what brought you to those feelings in the first place: that you're not enough. Know that you ARE enough. Yes, respect your body, but first recognize that the way to respecting your body is the knowledge that you are enough just as you are. That no matter what others say or think, that knowledge will always trump whatever others say or do or think. Being comfortable in your own skin is the answer. Because when you are happy being Who You Really Are, no one can say, do or think anything that will adversely affect you. What happened with J-- is a learning experience or it's a prison sentence. You get to decide. If you choose the latter, then J-- will always have control and power over you. But if you choose the former, you get to take back your power, and that's when your healing will really begin. And you deserve that kind of healing. I send you love, light and healing energy, Mackenzie. Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me.

From Victim to Victory, a memoir
Darlene Barriere
Webmaster: www.child-abuse-effects.com
author. speaker. survivor. coach
From Victim to Victory, a memoir

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