#SelfCareSaturday – Key To My Safe Place

Today I want to share with you one of my healing symbols and the story behind it!

Some of the coping skills I’ve learned over the years includes using imagery to help calm myself or to feel safe.

This key represents the door to my safe place, my secret garden. I’m sure many are familiar with the book or movie The Secret Garden. The Hallmark Hall of Fame version is one of my childhood favorites. It is something that brings me fond memories. When I’m feeling stressed or down I think of the beauty of the garden – flowers, butterflies, etc.

I used to wear this key around my neck to remind me of my safe place. As I’ve healed and gained many useful skills I don’t need it like I used to.

Today, as I’m sharing this with you, I am dreaming of Spring and the images in my head definitely are helpful.

This is just one of the many things that help bring me to a happy place.


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