Under stressful circumstances us humans can confuse pleasure as a solution to pain. Pleasure comes in different shapes and forms. Researchers have done extensive work on how humans tend to externalize during times of stress, engaging in activities that involve sex, shopping, binge watching, gambling, adrenaline rushes…anything. Don’t get me wrong, none of those activities are bad but anything, including people, can become unhealthy outlets. If we forget our own power and choose to assign it to something or someone outside of ourselves, we might remain powerless and frustrated.
Since my feature on voyagemia, many have expressed interest of my experience as a foster parent. At the age of 21, I along with my ex-partner, gained custody of his pre-teen cousin. Due to circumstances which are not mine to tell, I was faced with a decision; do I let her stay in a group… Continue reading Fostering Hope- A Blog Post