Tag Archives: Brene Brown

Have you been rejected?

Are You Accepted/Rejected? We hold a status in society – married or divorced, stay-at-home mom or working mom, white collar or blue collar, successful or on welfare, home owner or homeless, physically fit or disabled, black or white. If you’ve ever changed from one status to another you may know the sting of judgment that […]

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3 Needs for Genuine Lasting Love

Courage is required for a genuine and lasting love relationship. You make yourself vulnerable. You open yourself and share your secrets.It takes time to know if a person respects you. You will be more likely to do this if you first respect yourself. Out of self-respect you can create a respectful relationship.

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1 Way to Develop Resilience

We are programmed to think negatively. Unfortunately we anticipate tragedy. We are hard wired to shift in that direction. So it does take an effort to be a strong and resilient person. I think the effort is worth it.

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How Shame Steals Your Power

  Is Shame Stealing Your Power? Shame is the most powerful, master emotion. It’s the fear that we’re not good enough. – Brené Brown “Shame on you!” was something we said when I was a kid. Of course we had no idea, really, what we were saying or that we were putting the other person […]

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What Made Me So Hurt, Angry, and Vulnerable?

Are Your Vulnerable?    The summer had been too eventful. I felt like I was on the verge of cracking like thin ice. First Damon, my nine-year-old’s appendix ruptured and he came near to death. I never left his side. After complications he recovered more quickly than I did-emotionally. Soon after he could travel my […]

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True Love May Not Be What You Think

Love Is a Verb Gail Cawley Showalter Related posts: Is It Love? Thoughts on Love & Boundaries At this time of year we think of sweethearts, flowers, candy, cupid, and Valentine’s. We are suckers for the love story in which everyone lives happily ever after. Our little girls dream of being one of the Disney […]