Toronto Relationship Clinic
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A Therapist's Journal

reflections and meditations

from along the way…

Burnout

Recent years have seen an uptick in the wellness and mental health community calling for self-care as the antidote to burnout. I'm calling bullshit.

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Benita Joy
Inner Critic to Inner Critique

Where did you learn that you weren’t enough? Who told you that you were lacking? When did you stop believing in the implicit worth, dignity, value, completeness, and beauty of your soul and personhood? Do you even remember?

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Benita Joy
The Power of No

No. Just no. No need for explanations or alternatives. Let them misunderstand. Let them speculate. Let them judge. You don’t always have to explain yourself. No matter how uncomfortable you feel.

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Benita Joy
Held, But Softly

Maybe your story is not “being written”; maybe you are the one writing it. And perhaps these are the moments when the universe hands you the pen and you get to tell your tale of extraordinary courage.

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Benita Joy