published by L. Chris Cannida, MS, LPC – April 6, 2016
April is the Month of the Military Child. The dandelion is the official flower of military children – representing their resilience in the midst of constant change and uncertainty. In honor of the smallest, and strongest members of our military community, I am reposting this one. Honored to have been compared to such a phenomenal group of people – military children.
“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely” – C.G. Jung
My therapist asked me once if I considered myself a dandelion or an orchid. She went on to say she believed I was, of course, a dandelion.
My own therapist had dubbed me a weed.
She was brilliant at leaving me in the space of ambiguity, allowing me to resolve for myself exactly what she’d meant. I was familiar with the metaphor and it was…
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