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Ever notice how we tend to identify ourselves by our wounds?

Sometimes we get to that point where we felt like, oh my God, this is just taking over my life. That’s when I told myself, claim your experience. Don’t let it claim you. We all know that the way to cope with trauma, with loss, with any life-changing experience, is to find meaning.

It can feel like people go a little overboard and they start telling us how we’re going to feel.  But here’s the thing: No one can tell us what our experience means. We have to decide what it means. And it doesn’t have to be some gigantic, extroverted meaning. We don’t all have to start a foundation or an organization or write a book or make a documentary. Meaning can be quiet and introverted. Maybe we make one small decision about our lives that can bring about big change (Debra Jarvis)

Claim your experience. Don’t let it claim you.

Wishing you peace and wellbeing you claim your experiences.

PS: Remember to hold the ones you love just a little closer and tighter this week (without expectations).

To listen to Debra Jarvis’ TED talk:


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