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"You can seek the advice of others. Surround yourself with trusted advisors. But in the end the decision is always yours and yours alone."

- Meredith Grey (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

"We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch."

- E.E. Cummings (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

"I believe that introversion is my greatest strength. I have such a strong inner life that I’m never bored and only occasionally lonely. No matter what mayhem is happening around me, I know I can always turn inward."

- Susan Cain (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

Understanding depression in a friend or family member

onlinecounsellingcollege:

- Depression is a serious condition. Don’t underestimate the seriousness of depression. Depression drains a person’s energy, optimism, and motivation. Your depressed loved one can’t just “snap out of it” by sheer force of will.

- The symptoms of depression aren’t personal. Depression makes it…

Anonymous asked: Hi there, I' m an empath and was wondering what stones or crystals could help me with finding my centre and avoid absorbing energy from others Much love

awakenedvibrations:

I highly recommend Black Tourmaline for empaths, which aids in understanding oneself and others. It promotes self-confidence and diminishes fear. Tourmaline attracts inspiration, compassion, tolerance and prosperity. It balances the right-left sides of the brain. Helps treat paranoia, overcomes dyslexia and improves hand-eye coordination. Releases tension, making it helpful for spinal adjustments. It balances male-female energy within the body. Enhances energy and removes blockages.

It is also used to both repel and protect against negativity. It is excellent for deflecting radiation energy. It enhances ones physical well being by providing an increase in physical vitality, emotional stability, and intellectual acuity.

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"Enabling has implications for all codependents, because they generally sacrifice themselves to accommodate others’ needs, solve others’ problems, and assume more than their share of responsibility at work and in relationships."

"Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you."