I had this conversation recently with my teenagers. I am grateful they choose to talk to me often about their lives. Recently, I noticed a common theme. Some people in their life need more attention than others, some friends seem like their presence can be bigger than makes them comfortable. Their first reaction was to turn away. I explained this sentiment to them in the work I do. We can't nor are they always asking for us to fix all their problems. I believe that most often people just want someone to listen, to sit by their side and recognize their struggle. Nothing more, nothing less. So, the next time you see the person who seems to always need more than you can offer, remember just sitting with them or listening for a moment or two costs you nothing. But it is worth gold to that person needing someone to care.
Andrea creates, builds, and offers her teachings and hands on life tools based on her journey healing her body image after a 14yr battle and life of trauma. Her vision always is to help others live a full life with the journey they are given.