Your life’s resume

Looking Back for the Way Forward

Have you ever thought about a difficult time in your life and wondered, “I don’t know how I did it?”  Meaning, how did I accomplish/survive/grow during such a challenging time in my life. Often times we dismiss our resilience down to age or lack of responsibilities.  By minimizing our inner fortitude and resolve we miss the lessons that life has to offer by way of experience.  Experience is the way forward …. For employment purposes we list our experience on our resumes, because that tells potential employers about our history, our skill set, and our potential for future success.  So, when you reflect back on the challenges in your life, list your achievements, understand your skill set, and assess your potential for future accomplishments; list the attributes and life lessons that made you strong, joyful, and full of gratitude ….Your life’s resume will give you the answers to those nagging questions you have about your ability to lead a healthier life … use your past experience to navigate the way forward.

Chantel Cohen (ccohen@cccgeorgia.org) and Jemal Doute (jdoute@cccgeorgia.org) are therapists with the Care and Counseling Center of Georgia.  Their Quit Smoking Atlanta program is aimed at assisting individuals who would like to take the next step toward a tobacco free life.  Both Jemal and Chantel specialize  in providing addiction therapeutic services. In addition, the Quit Smoking Atlanta Program offers pharmacological services that help clients with craving and withdrawal symptoms. Sign up now.

Learn more about Care and Counseling Center of Georgia at cccgeorgia.org and specifically about their addiction and recovery services at http://cccgeorgia.org/counseling-services/addiction-and-recovery-services/.

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