Finding Strength in the Holiday Season

 🌟 Finding Strength in the Holiday Season 🌟

As we approach the holiday season, I want to extend a heartfelt message to those who may be grappling with grief and childhood trauma. This time of year can evoke complex emotions, but it's essential to remember that you're not alone.

💙 **Acknowledgment is the First Step:** Allow yourself to recognize and honor your feelings. It's okay not to be okay. Your emotions are valid, and acknowledging them is a crucial part of the healing process.

🌈 **Create Your Own Traditions:** Consider crafting new traditions that resonate with your current self. Whether it's a solo reflective walk, journaling, or reaching out to supportive friends, find activities that bring comfort and joy.

🤝 **Reach Out for Support:** Don't hesitate to lean on your support network. Whether it's friends, family, or professionals, sharing your feelings can be a powerful step towards healing. You're surrounded by people who care.

📚 **Embrace the Healing Power of Stories:** Books, movies, and music can serve as powerful companions during challenging times. Explore narratives that resonate with your experiences and offer a sense of understanding and connection.

🌺 **Self-Care Matters:** Prioritize self-care, especially during the holiday hustle. Take moments for yourself, engage in activities that bring peace, and remember that self-compassion is a gift you can give yourself every day.

Remember, healing is a journey, and everyone's path is unique. Wishing you strength, comfort, and moments of peace during this holiday season. You are resilient, and brighter days lie ahead. 💙 #HealingJourney #HolidaySupport #YouAreNotAlone


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Michaels contributions have led to student successes. As of 2021 he has taken 112 high school students who lack of motivation, focus and credits to graduate, to incentivized and goal orientated students able to reach their academic potential. These 112 students are all set to graduate in the class of 2022. Eighty-one of the 112 students will be enrolled in community college and 4 directly to universities this fall. He also remains active in professional associations, frequently presenting research at the American Educational Research Association and the Critical Race Studies in Education Association. Michael also helped create a mental health unit for youth who were incarcerated in juvenile hall. This unit was designed to provide treatment to youth incarcerated that suffer from mental health issues, trauma, or suicidal ideations.