What’s It Like To Be Homeless?

Myths and facts about homelessness. I have worked with them long enough in this mental health field as a therapist…. a system that fails everyone….. 16 years I have heard the pain, struggle and trespasses against them.

Why do you judge people?
How much do you even know about another person?
Why do you feel more entitled to being treated better than another?
Why are you better than another? Have you ever asked a homeless person what you could do to help?
Why are you so afraid of them?
They are just people who are treated like wild animals, at the hand of political paychecks, the people you admire on TV instead of those who are real heroes in your backyard..

Please, just for one second (this is glamping to us in the video below). We are fine with camping, we know how to make do with less while many others do not…. but what do you consider FOR YOURSELF as being “Humane vs INHUMANe”. We are at the precipice of the criminal code being changed to treat people and control them like animals. This is basic psychology of Pavolv’s conditioning 101.

What do you feel like you are more deserving of than others and who made you think that way? Think about that when you approach and judge another person with less than you. #unpopularopinion?

Next time you see a homeless person, or anyone, just talk to them. Listen and hold space for their story, no one gives them the time of day because they are too busy forgetting that people fall on hard times that sometimes aren’t a fault of their own, but a matter of systemic abuse. This is why people don’t like me. I speak the truth because I believe that our systems can do so much better for those with less.

I ask homeless people that I see, “What can I get for you, or how can I help?” Sometimes, and very often, it’s water. They just ask for water. How can anyone judge another for asking for water? Sometimes I say, “Ok, well anything else? Do you need to eat?” Because they often forget about eating, they’re just needing water to survive. The last time I bought a supersize meal for a homeless man, right afterwards, he put it in his backpack and walked away from the liquor store. So while you go purchase wine at the liquor store as a high traffic facility judging the person begging outside of it for help, make sure YOU are the one with your priorities right. They might just need water with your “fun” money that you purchase at the liquor store.

Don’t stigmatize, don’t stereotype. We are all doing the best we can at any given moment. Just step UP.

By admin

I am a holistic mental health coach and have over 20 years combined education, research, training and experience in mental health, counselling and psychology. My previous experience in the mental health field has consisted of working with a diverse range of specialties that include communities and clients affected with special needs, addictions and recovery, workshop presentations, individual counselling, group facilitations, as well as crisis interventions, to name a few. Since Spring of 2019, my life situation has forced my learning to take on a new direction and there has been so much information and personal growth, a huge shift in my well-being holistically. This has given me a driving passion to teach others these amazing tools, information and application of what you can begin to implement in order to live your very best life no matter what your personal situation is. There’s something for everyone here, I will be referring mostly to the cause, effects, education, consequences and implementations towards your recovery, no matter what it is you are challenged with at this time in your life. Currently located in the beautiful city of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canad, my personal journey has contributed to a path of coping with chronic pain through various accumulated stressful and traumatic experiences that were stored unconsciously within the body. Personal traumas ranging from sexual assault, “special needs” parenting of an “Aspergers transgender” child, “parental alienation”, abusive relationships, divorce, and so much more. My goal is to teach you the steps you will learn to take, to heal your mind, emotions and body, simultaneously. Each person is unique and results vary, but this is the start of a journey that could result in a lasting and healing process of do-it-youself-care.

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