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083: Serena Mastin | You Can't Heal When You Hide
Episode 8314th February 2022 • Purpose Through Pain • Joseph James
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Serena's father was the leader of a Satanic cult, and sexually abused Serena as a young child.

She spent the early years of her life in the witness protection program, 9 different foster homes, and experienced teenage addiction, homelessness, and – just last year – her husband's suicide.

Despite her challenges she has found her purpose.

On This Episode:

  • Learn how Serena has helped others find their purposes.
  • Find out what purpose through pain means to Serena.
  • Hear about Serena’s struggle to connect with different foster families and her inability at a young age to adapt.
  • Learn how childhood trauma impacted her adulthood.
  • Serena shares how she met her husband and the betrayal that she experienced.
  • Learn how fear became the driving factor in Serena’s decisions.
  • Discover how you can actually unpack.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Forgiveness is for you.
  2. You can’t earn love, it has to be freely given.
  3. Don’t drown in other’s expectations. You have to fill your own void.
  4. Pain and the journey behind the victory is where the inspiration lies.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “You find joy in the suffering.”
  • “You’re never really alone.”
  • “Healing is an ongoing process.”
  • “You can’t heal when you hide.”
  • “We are as sick as our secrets.”

Recommended Resource:

The Bloom App: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bloom-cbt-therapy-self-care/id1475128511

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