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Holidays and Belonging

Food, water, shelter, belonging. All of these are basic needs; however, we may not give them all equal weight; at least not consciously. There are times, however, in people's lives where having a sense of belonging is critical. The holiday season can bring up feelings of connectedness or disconnectedness; loneliness or community; frustration or acceptance. Early in life, being connected to your caregiver as a child is so important, that the lack of such an attachment can lead to many years of trying to find a substitute. And then there's junior high, oh man... junior high. How badly we all want to fit in. But fitting in is not belonging, is it? There is an element of conformity to fitting in

 

OFF THE BEATEN PATH PSYCHOLOGY AND WELLNESS
KRISTY MCCONNELL, R. PSYCH., EMDR THERAPIST
JENNIFER MCINTEE-LEINWEBER, R. PROV. PSYCH.
AIRDRIE, ALBERTA PSYCHOLOGISTS
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