So many of us think of clean as synonymous with sober. However, clean is a word I use often in my practice with clients as a way of describing integrity. When we are living in a way that is not clean, we experience a loss of our own vitality and energy. Becoming overly responsible for other people's decisions, not communicating directly, having a lack of boundaries or too rigid of boundaries, and other missteps can lead to living lives that are not clean. Clean relationships are honest, boundaried, intentional, and stable.
Living clean is something available to everyone. It is learning how to handle conflict, create healthy relationships, and operate in a way that is healthiest for you and those around you. It is learning to mean yes when you say yes and no when you mean no. Living clean helps you be accountable for your own decisions and helps you take your own power back in your life.
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Living in Uncertain Times
These are definitely "crazy" times. It is what I hear from my clients, my friends, myself. The vast changes and adjustments that have come from the pandemic have had ripple effects in all of our lives. I have told my clients that there seems to be a "g force" effect on all of us, this heavy pressure of stress and fatigue that coats our bodies and weighs us down. Peace is elusive since the pandemic hit.
And yet, as a therapist, it is my firm and honest belief that healing is possible. It happens. We can come out of dark and strained times with a new sense of hope and growth. It is why I am in therapy as a profession. I have come out of dark times to be in the light. I know this to be true of my own path. I know it to be true of my clients' paths as well.
Despite this being very challenging right now, I know as a society, we will heal and grow. We as families, as individuals, as neighborhoods, will evolve from these moments of confusion and difficulty with a fierce, unwavering determination to not let this painful experience define us. We are survivors, thrivers, warriors, and we will rise from this as champions.
Christy Belmear is passionate about helping others with wellness, peace and fulfillment in life. She has a private practice in Arvada, Colorado, helping support adults, children, couples and families.