You have an inner light that can never be extinguished, but if you don’t feel happy or excited about life right now, your inner light may be hidden.
If your day-to-day life or your relationships leave you feeling dull, depleted, or drained, you are probably trapped in the drama-trauma-stress cycle. Everyone is affected by negativity, drama, and trauma. Trauma—both experienced and witnessed—can change your very physiology, altering your brain and body chemistry. These changes dim your inner spark and keep you from living a fulfilling, joyful life. Fortunately, there is a way to break the drama-trauma-stress cycle, and it all begins when you gain awareness of unhealthy relationships and behavior patterns that lower your self-esteem and sense of self-worth. Doreen Virtue, prolific best-selling Hay House author who holds three degrees in Counseling Psychology, understands on a personal level how we can get drawn into a drama cycle. She also knows firsthand how sensitive people are more likely to have trouble saying “no” to toxic relationships—as past trauma can not only sensitize us, but actually addict us to unhealthy patterns. Her experience and extensive training have given her unique insight into the psychological and physiological reasons we get trapped in trauma-drama cycles that deplete us and disconnect us from our higher selves and from others.