The other day I watched my 24-year-old independent son join the Army. I watched him realize he had a fully successful independent life that he was giving up, to be owned by our U.S. Government for our freedoms. I watched the pride in his eyes. I felt pride in return, and then I cried… for
Everyone feels better when they feel heard, when they feel loved and cared for.
“Shoulds” are the messages that we introspect as a child, through school, and into adulthood. When shoulds are swallowed with a teaspoon of poison they progress into auto reactions. They keep you from who you want to be.
In a time when holidays are coming up, I have to ask myself, “why do I try so hard to keep the peace?” Falling on the cross has become a necessary component of keeping those family members who judge unjustly at bay. For me, I have been told I am “weird, emotional, unable to respect,