If you had the choice, would you choose to take Prozac for “mild” depression or would you hire a Life Coach? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression. It is a leading cause of disability. When it comes to what creates depression, you may want to consider the benefits of Prozac or any other mind-altering pharmaceutical or what paybacks you will get from working with a Life Coach.
It’s important to listen to your doctor and follow sage advice. If you are dealing with depression—you may need pharmaceutical medicine to manage your depression. It may help you to find “stability” in your life or to find a way to cope with your depression. But—what if you could see how you have created your depression through hiring a Life Coach? Sometimes you need another person to show you how you have become your own “worst bully” in your life.
For example, if you allow others to mistreat your or disrespect you, this could be causing you to have depression. Working with a Life Coach who is well-suited to support your needs and goals can help you to “break” some habits that aren’t for you highest good. See my blog on hiring the right Life coach: http://dawnmariewestmoreland.com/2015/09/27/five-tips-before-hiring-a-life-coach/
If you have allowed yourself to be bullied by others, your self-esteem and self-love may be at an all-time low. No one wants to be bullied. It’s plain awful. Often times, bullies target people who they feel are weak and easy to bully. The harm—mental and physical can put you in a state of mind that is hard to overcome. Every person feels their story is powerful to them. Their perception is real to them.
One out of four women has been sexually molested, while one out of six men has experienced this also according to “Our Voice”, which is a non-profit organization in Asheville, NC that serves sexual assault abuse through counseling, advocacy, and education. If you have experienced sexual abuse and have not been able to heal from it, you may be feeling insecure, have low self-esteem or self-love. You may not mix well with others or you tend to be quieter than others. Workplace bullies pick up on these tendencies and prey on those who they think are weak.
What if you could learn to love and respect yourself? Chances are that you would have “healthier boundaries” with others. You may learn how to be an “observer”, instead of an “absorber” when you deal with narcissistic bullies in the workplace. Learning how to be a non-player in other people’s drama is very empowering and liberating. Sometimes the greatest teachers are the narcissistic bully.
You can learn how to stand up to workplace bullying and you can find that with the right Life Coach. You will never find it by taking Prozac. Now, don’t get me wrong—there is no “shame” in taking care of yourself and being on medication if you really need it. Please make sound decisions when dealing with your health and well-being. Listen to your doctor.
However, if you don’t learn how to set healthy boundaries in your life and to truly love yourself, you will probably be dealing with negative circumstances, over and over in your life. It’s time to set yourself free from your “old stories”. It’s time to own your “stories”, instead of your stories “owning” you. Consider working with a Life Coach and learn how you can break your “chains” of dis-empowerment and live a better life.
Many Life Coaches have been in your “shoes” before and that is why they are attracted to helping others who have similar circumstances as they have in their life. Some Life Coaches have worked on themselves and improved their own self-development before reaching out to help others. There is nothing like being stuck in the “mud” and then overcoming the circumstances.
If you can learn how to become empowered, it’s like being taught how to fish. Instead of someone giving you fish to eat, you learn to catch your own fish. You become independent and trust yourself. You get the point. Claiming your personal power means holding yourself accountable to make wiser decisions and to get the help you deserve. Many of the famous spiritual leaders in our world have gone through massive “transformations” to become who they are today. They have been badly abused, they have overcome, and today, they are teaching others how to overcome.
In wrapping up, discern on which side of empowerment you want to be on—the side that keeps you weak and unhappy or the side that allows you to be the greatest version of you? I hope you choose happiness and being empowered because you deserve it.
If you want more tips on standing up to workplace bullying and empowerment, check out www.DawnMarieWestmoreland.com and be sure to follow Dawn Marie Westmoreland on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/HealingThymeSvcs You will learn how Dawn became a successful government “whistleblower” through her story and how she is helping to empower others to stand up to workplace bullying as a national speaker, author, coach and HR consultant.