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Posts tagged as “Self-Improvement”

How to Free the Skeletons in Your Closet

Last Updated March 7th, 2019

Everyone has done or suffered through situations they are ashamed of and keep a secret. Almost everybody has skeletons in their closet.

I hid painful secrets or skeletons deep inside for years. In a private place, no one was allowed to know about or enter into for fear of being exposed.

I call this private place the Skeleton Closet.

I was hiding secrets and living in fear and shame

Living in Fear is a Trap

Last Updated February 19th, 2019

When I look back over my life of 52 years, one thing stands out the most. I’ve spent a good share of my life “living in fear.”

I lived in fear of an abusive husband finding me. In fear of judgment having run away, leaving my two children behind. And fear of what other’s thought about me. In other words “fear” consumed my thoughts and held me captive in darkness.

How to Overcome the Fear of Being Vulnerable

Last Updated October 14th, 2018

How can you learn to overcome the fear of being vulnerable? The best way to overcome the fear of being vulnerable is to do what you fear, walking by faith.

Having suffered abuse at the hands of parents, a boyfriend, husband or stranger leads to being fearful and distrusting. The last thing you want to do is be vulnerable.

Vulnerability to an abuse survivor means you are open and trusting of others. It leaves you susceptible to a possible attack of abuse, criticism and personal judgment.