The Art of Self-Soothing

YES,YES,YES!!! OUR LORD JESUS IS THE BEST! 😀

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I’ll tell you what, you can learn a lot from kids.

As many of you know, I’m an actor. And my “survival job” is being a nanny. Glamorous, I know. But ever since I started being around kids more, I have learned so. much. about myself and development and just human nature. And surprise surprise….how it relates to recovery.

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One of the little girls I watch still sucks her thumb.

And while many parents look down upon this, I really have no stance on this action one way or the other. I’m not here to judge.

Because here’s what I realized: sucking her thumb is her way to self-soothe.

Being a kid these days — especially in NYC — has got to be hard. The competition in schools has never been more intense (hello Ivy-league-esq admittance rates for somepreschools),the media’s portrayal of beauty and body…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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