Sunday, June 26, 2011
Stress, trauma, and hard times can often leave us feeling vulnerable. There was a time when I felt like a 'soft shell' crab. I was a very young widow; suddenly alone after seven years of care-giving. I was lost and confused by the single world of the early 90's. A therapist told me that I needed to build a tougher, thicker shell.
Recently, I have met several other women who are hiding from life behind a thicker shell, an armor of fat. I realized that I don't need a *thicker* shell, I need a stronger skeleton, and tougher interior!
I think of this when I am feeling weak or tired or sad. I want that wiry, tough little body I had when I was young, I can protect myself, I am no longer vulnerable or frightened of life. I am eager to live it!
So: Build a Steel Skeleton, not a Thick Armor!