Posts by Samantha Stewart

Samantha Stewart is a nurse by profession. She loves animals and children and is happiest when she is surrounded by nature. She loves reading and spending time with her children. She has a huge interest in mental health issues. She has only recently started writing and finds it very therapeutic.

How Our Parents Impact Us: The Childhood Wounds That Shape Our Lives

“The way we treat our children directly impacts what they believe about themselves.” ~Ariadne Brill

Growing up, I always felt odd. I often wondered what was wrong with me. I compared myself to my friends and always thought they had a better life than me. They had both parents still together, went on family vacations. It was not that I was jealous or bitter, it was just that they seemed to be ‘normal’ and happy. Whatever that means.

I never remember my parents being together. My parents divorced when I was two. I lived with my mother and older …