“Emotional Wellbeing Educator, Real-Life Expert” by Dr. Gloriana Hunter, Ed.D., MBA, Creator of the Well Beings Project
I've always relied on my career to see me through rough or scary times.
Outside I showed every bit of career brilliance. Inside I wanted to die. This is not a euphemism. I truly wished to die. I never acted. Instead, for over 25 years, I resigned myself to living with the darkness and pain.
I was a marketing director and had just closed a high-dollar contract. I went to the office directly from the airport, celebrated with my staff, and then started my hour-long commute home. But instead of relishing my success, I grappled with how to end my emotional pain.
As I got closer to home, I had a moment of clarity. "This is not normal."
For the first time, I called a crisis hotline. This single act of self-care started a journey that would forever change my life.
I received th...