We Know We Need To Heal, So How Do We Do it?

Heather Larson
2 min readMay 27, 2022

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It’s been a rough few years and it doesn’t seem to be getting better.

But it’s not all bad. I was taking a walk yesterday by our flooded river, white fluff flying through the air (dandelions?) and a new Michael Franti song, “Better,” was playing in my earbuds.

It’s gonna get better I know, as long as we’re together I know.

This Will Be Different For Everyone

Self-care and healing depend on you, what you need, and what’s available to you to pour into that healing.

This means you need to evaluate what feels right to you, what resources are available, and the amount of time and energy you have to pour into your own healing. Some ideas 👇

Spiritual Healing

It’s full of meaning and purpose, yet will look different for everyone.

Whether you’re Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Wiccan, or whatever — there’s a spiritual or religious path to healing. There are Atheist paths, too. Some with choose paths like yoga, Reiki, Buddhism, or none of the above.

Physical Healing

This has been my method for the past year+

For me, it’s looked like diet, exercise, sleep, and a lot of doctor visits to ensure I get things right for the first time in my unknowingly asthmatic life. In the past, it has looked like weight loss or learning to walk again after an accident.

Emotional & Behavioral Healing

If you’ve grown up in the United States, you have complicated emotions to process and some behavioral patterns to change.

This will look like varying levels of therapy for us all. Some of us have benefitted from talk therapy, CBT, EMDR, hypnotherapy… In short, there’s much available.

Healing Can’t Happen Without Sobriety

In the least, have a sober summer. Go straight edge for a season to gain some clarity.

If I tried to tell you what I’ve managed to heal and transform since I stopped drinking on June 30, 2013, I’d need to write several books!

Healing is Holistic

For me, healing required a holistic pie made of many pieces: home, career, sobriety, physical health, behavioral therapy, spiritual healing, friendships, Reiki, yoga, EFT, meditation, exercise, hobbies, and community.

Read this post and more on my Typeshare Social Blog

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Heather Larson

Hi 👋 I’m Heather Larson! I’m data-driven content writer coming from traditional media. I’m a veteran broadcaster, radio personality, and journalist.