Choose to Live and Love

  • Carrissa Pannuzzo, M.A., LMFT-T, LPC-T
  • Series: Dear Rosa

Overload. Embarrassment. Betrayal. Rejection. Loss. Inadequacy. These, among many others, work to keep us disconnected. Hidden. Alone. For as painful as these things are it makes sense that we often desire to hide, to remain disconnected from our world, ourselves, and the others in our lives. But, there are also beauty, laughter, joy, kindness, courage, and the many other things that bring us life and freedom. The reality is, life on this earth hurts. But, there are different kinds of pain. There's the pain of being stuck and hidden away and there's the pain of growth and risk. I don't know about you, but I'm choosing love and life and joy as my act of defiance against all that's evil and cold in our world. I hope you'll join me!