Change does not happen lickity-split. Ever watch a plant grow? It takes determination, attention, education, fertilization and time. Change is difficult. Change is complex, and while no one theory can explain all the nuances of behavior change, there are a few models that describe how many people cycle through stages of adaptation. Today's blog discusses the most common one and how you might feel to walk through each stage.
Keeping secrets & living with fear & shame allows us to build upon the ugliness of our own internal stories, making them difficult to overcome. When you Let Go, you begin to open yourself up to the possibility of healing, allowing yourself to learn from mistakes, & then, in time, you will begin to flourish, as you honor your past.