Had a conversation with my 12-year-old that hit me a little different then it uses too. We happened to get on the topic of what I do for a living. I don’t talk much about what I do for work with my kids (I probably should). For those of you that don’t know, I am a mental health coach. I help people heal from past trauma, recovery from addictions, understanding themselves on a different level and more. My youngest daughter said “How can you heal people when you are not healed? I instantly heard my ex-husbands voice when she said that. This is one thing he always told me, over and over. With one breathe he would tell people around me that he supported me, but behind closed doors he would tell me, “Broken people can’t help broken people.” Or he would say, “You’re to broken to help anyone”. Back then I really started to believe him. He would twist my past and would try to convince me that I was to blame. I was the reason why bad things happened to me. He would tell me I was the common denominator in the story. When one of your past traumas was being sexually molested and raped between 11 to 14. You are not to blame.
Once I made the decision in 2015 that I was going to be an advocate for people that have been sexually abused. I knew I was meant to do that. My personal healing journey benefited and grew since then. See, once we make the decision to heal some people don’t like it. In your healing you start waking up, your boundaries change, your worth is found. I began to see how broken people can
help broken people. I have learned that our healing takes a lifetime. We are always healing. See whatever you are recovering from in life, your story can save a life(lives). I know mine has.
My answer to my daughter was: “We spend our whole lives healing from something. The best part is you don’t have to do it alone. Yes, I am a broken person helping broken people every day. The tools we learn from our personal healing journey can be shared for others to gain the same tool.”
Whatever you are recovering from rather it’s an addiction of drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling and more. Recovering from past trauma like, physical abuse, verbal abuse, emotional abuse, financial abuse and more. Even recovering from losing a loved one, losing a job, a divorce and so on. In life we are all recovering from something. My mission every single day is helping people. It’s my full-time job, it’s my calling. People will know they don’t need to heal alone.
Allow your brokenness show someone they are not alone.
By Katie Anderson: Healing with Katie