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Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are!

Dorothy, a girl from Kansas is declared to be a hero when her house made a shocking arrival in Munchkinland, landing on and killing the wicked witch. This is a scene from the movie, The Wizard of Oz. All the munchkins hid, until the Good Witch magically appeared and let them know they were safe to come out.

When you are faced with unpleasant challenges in your life, such as family illness, divorce or job loss, acknowledge if you get fearful and hide like the munchkins did? Do you feel safer withdrawing, hiding? Does this help? Actually isolating yourself can be more detrimental than helpful. In sharing, you will be able to assess that you are not alone and others also have issues they are dealing with - some may be similar to your own. Instead of blowing your problems up by keeping them to yourself, come out, assist yourself by seeking help. Let others know because in sharing you will not only be assisting yourself, you could potentially also be assisting others.

Come out to prevent loneliness and isolation. Store this "A" tip in your coping toolbox.

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