I was not happy for most of my life. Other people hurt me very badly. And I passed on the pain – I hurt other people.
I didn’t know what to do with the feelings that overwhelmed me.
I didn’t know how to get out of my head, where I was often trapped in spiraling unpleasant thoughts.
I didn’t know what to do with the voice in my head that would relentlessly criticize me.
And I certainly didn’t know how to manage all this while staying in healing, productive, fun connection with other people.