Falsehoods about parents always being loving and having our best interests at heart simply do not cut it when it comes to manipulative, toxic and abusive parents.
I am a firm believer in the mind and body connection. In my experience, there is an undeniable link between emotions, personal mantras that come by way of self-talk and daily routines, and how the body looks, feels and even heals.
Fire can burn your house down, or it can cook you dinner each night and keep you warm in the winter. Your mind is the same way.
I know what it must sound like to you whenever those ugly words start pouring out of me.