Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Maat E's Mental Health Message

If you don't know your own strength, life will test you until you learn. In what may be seen like a strange way, life presents us with opportunities to grow and become stronger . These opportunities are sometimes painful and difficult tasks, but so long as we do not give up, our strength will increase with every test. Sometimes without even realizing it we have gained ten times the emotional strength we previously had. Embrace life's challenges and gain your strength.
Dr. Ma'at E. L. Lewis

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Maat E's Mental Health Message

You are worth it!

Despite all the names you've been called. Regardless of the messages you have been given, you are worth it. Stop taking in the negativity you may be receiving or treating yourself as if you are worthless. When you hold yourself in positive regard it does not matter what other people think. Establish in your mind that you are worth it. Create reminders for yourself such as notes, iPhone reminders, voice messages or whatever you can make that is easily accessible. All the worthless talk coming at you will bounce off off you and reflect right back of you are in the habit of reminding yourself on a regular basis.

Dr. Ma'at E. L. Lewis
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Monday, June 4, 2012

Ma'at E's Mental Health Message

Tell the truth!

The greatest dishonor we can do to ourselves is to not speak what is true for us. Telling the truth means speaking honestly from the heart with the intention of bringing good out of what might by all appearances seem bad.  Usually we avoid the truth and make up stories to please other people or to make things look good. In the short term things may seem fine, but over time, the lack of truth creates deception and even destruction. Fear is ultimately at the root of avoiding or denying the truth.  If you are in a situation where you are not being honest with yourself or someone else and want things to change, then ask yourself the following three questions: 1) How motivated am I to tell or face the truth, 2) How confident am I that I can tell the truth and live with the consequences, and 3) What am I most afraid will happen if I tell the truth. May we all have the courage to move forward in truth.