RESILIENCE

How Do We Unlearn the Lies Learned in Childhood?

How Do We Unlearn the Lies Learned in Childhood?

Every day we have opportunities to unlearn lies we may have learned. Many of the lies that we believe about ourselves were seeded in childhood. Especially if you grew up in violent home. A home in which the violence could have been physical or nonphysical. Those opportunities may not always be obvious, however. They are hard to spot. Here we will explore an example of how one man took notice of...

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Can Adversity in Childhood Create Emotional Strength?

Can Adversity in Childhood Create Emotional Strength?

The same adversities you faced in your childhood home that led you to believe LIES about yourself also allowed you to develop skills and abilities that others don't have. These skills -- or gifts -- are inside each of you and are found by replacing the LIES you learned with the TRUTHS. And while the process of uncovering these gifts may differ from one person to the next, without question,...

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Because of the Adversity I Faced in Childhood, There’s Nothing I Can’t Do!

Because of the Adversity I Faced in Childhood, There’s Nothing I Can’t Do!

By Brian F. Martin and Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D. A 16-year-old who grew up experiencing adversity in childhood said this to Brian Martin several years ago, and he included her story in his book, Invincible: The 10 Lies You Learn Growing Up With Domestic Violence and the Truths to Set You Free. Thinking about this statement raises an interesting question. Why do so few who experience...

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