The late and great Stan Lee created our favorite superheroes including; Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, and so much more. He believed that anyone could be a superhero, from a socially awkward boy in high school, Peter Parker, to the playboy, genius, billionaire, Tony Stark, each had to overcome their own obstacles in order to become the legends we know today.
In each and every one of us, there is a hero waiting to be unleashed! While we may not all be able to swing through the air, we can harness the powers within in a few simple steps.
First, identify your gifts. We wouldn’t ask The Hulk to negotiate a hostage situation right? So take some time, and find your hidden talents. What are you naturally good at doing? It often helps to ask those around you. You may find clarity in their answers, and hear something you’ve never thought of before.
Next, seek guidance. Without the Sorcerer Supreme, there would be no Doctor Strange, facts! Talk to those who are already excelling at what you want to do, no need to reinvent the wheel here. For example, if your talent is boss organizational skills, find someone who needs help arranging a food pantry. You can look on social media or find groups on Facebook for ideas.
Lastly, have fun! The most important part about being a hero is always being there, and if it’s not enjoyable to you, you are probably not going to stick to it. Don’t commit to a schedule that would overwhelm you. Start out small. A little goes a long way!
Fatima Khan-Ali, LMFT, MCAP
Graduating from St. Thomas University with honors and becoming licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Masters Level Certified Addictions Professional (MCAP), my training has afforded me a unique lens by which I view the complexities you may face in a relationship or family system. My education and experience have also allotted me a toolbox with a wide array of clinically sound techniques that include dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, stress reduction, and mindfulness.
I have helped teens and adults work through and overcome symptoms of depression, anxiety, mood disorders, academic troubles, addiction and relationship/marital problems. In addition, I have helped empower women of all cultures to speak up for themselves in their relationships and places of work, and to overcome women’s issues in general.
For more information about me, visit: www.caringtherapistsofbroward.com/bvsd/fatima-khan-ali
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Call me: 954-378-5381