“The world is full of precious souls wearing masks to hide the pain”—Alfa Happy Halloween from Journey to Joy Counseling! This week on the blog, we are going to talk about masks. Not Halloween masks, but rather the masks we wear EVERY SINGLE DAY. I love this quote from the poet Alfa because I think there is so much truth in it. We pretend to be okay on the outside, but on the inside, we hurt, are messy, and oftentimes unhappy. So what masks do we wear to compensate? Perfectionism Sometimes people who try to be perfect in everything actually feel pretty awful on the inside. What they want to project to everyone else is “I have it all together”...
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