We humans tend to build our identities around particular stories and narratives that are constructed and changed over time. How we define these stories is what’s at the centre of how we feel. If our story is viewed from a purely negative perspective, then it makes sense that our quality of life will be diminished.
For example, a woman I recently worked with described her story as being about a weak and broken person. It’s not unusual for her to feel this way as she had endured many years living with terrible domestic violence. (more…)