Tag Archives: authenticity

Maybe we should stop trying so hard to be happy.

Originally posted on October 2, 2016 We live in a society that demands we always be happy and smiling.    “Negative” emotions are generally unacceptable, and we are told over and over again via pop psychologists and the mass media … Continue reading

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Eeyore wisdom.

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Being vulnerable requires the courage of 1,000 strong men.

  The above meme pretty much explains the entirety of what this post is about and I could easily leave it at that.   But I am just itching right now to talk about this, because I feel like I … Continue reading

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Listening to Shame — Brene Brown

I have found Brene Brown’s videos incredibly helpful.  Anyone who has struggled with trauma, shame, and fear of vulnerability would do well to watch her videos.    I’ve already posted “The Power of Vulnerability,” and have watched it dozens of … Continue reading

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Maybe we should stop trying so hard to be happy.

We live in a society that demands we always be happy and smiling.    “Negative” emotions are generally unacceptable, and we are told over and over again via pop psychologists and the mass media that constant happiness is not only … Continue reading

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Clarity (or, through a glass, darkly).

Originally posted on Down the Rabbit Hole:
I had a mindblowing therapy session tonight. I meant to post about it earlier, but when I got home, I lay down for a nap and slept for over 5 hours. First, a…

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A meaningful life.

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Being a ballsy blogger.

I’ve never been a risk taker. At all. But there’s one exception–blogging. I take a lot of risks when I write and often post things that are: 1. Extremely personal and potentially embarrassing 2. Controversial and potentially incendiary 3. Unpopular … Continue reading

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Emotions and authenticity.

Emotions are the first language we ever speak. Their expression is a pre-verbal language that is gradually replaced with words as we grow out of infancy. All emotions are really just energy moving through the body (though I think they … Continue reading

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On people pleasing.

I think most of us who were exposed to narcissistic abuse for any length of time learn to become people pleasers, always deferring to our “betters” (the narcissists) and becoming human doormats. People pleasing is known by many terms, but … Continue reading

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