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2 hours ago comment 9 star 268

It starts with you πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

15 hours ago comment 31 star 1,416

To make a longer story short (a story i share here all the time): all of our feelings are valid and okay. there are no wrong feelings, although our society pushes the message that constant positivity is supreme (it's not). we so quickly try to figure our feelings out, fix them, change them, avoid them, hide them, deny them, and push them away. and, for good reason: our feelings hurt sometimes. they hold pain and challenge and grief, and most of us aren't taught how to sit with these feelings. they can be overwhelming. and... we don't always have to do something with them. most of the time, the path to moving *through* our feelings is simply acknowledging and honoring them. holding them. witnessing them. allowing them.

some ways to acknowledge and honor your feelings (there are plenty of other ways, too):
βˆ† notice the physical sensations in your body
βˆ† get curious about the feeling you have
βˆ† avoid judging or criticizing your feelings
βˆ† build an emotional toolkit to rely on when you need it
βˆ† track when you might *need* to step away from your feelings (when it becomes too much)
βˆ† ...and track when you're able to step back in
βˆ† validate how you are feeling
βˆ† journal about what's coming up for you
βˆ† offer yourself compassion for the feelings you have
βˆ† tap into your inner child
βˆ† give yourself permission to be with your feelings
βˆ† pay attention to the story you're telling yourself *about* your feelings
βˆ† remind yourself that all feelings are okay
βˆ† get to know what your feelings might be telling you about what you need
βˆ† know that it's okay to check out when you need to

a gentle reminder: the fullness of being human means allowing and making room for *all* parts of it... the easeful, the painful, the beautiful, the difficult, the empowering, the overwhelming, and everything in between. our feelings aren't wrong or bad or shameful. they just are. the practice (key word practice) of acknowledging and allowing our feelings can bring a deep sense of freedom and space to carry us through, over and over again.

happy monday, friends -- take care today. ✨

16 hours ago comment 73 star 7,394

... and that’s ok. so long as i learn a little each time. nobody actually thinks the second time will be perfect. but are you getting better?
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18 hours ago comment 38 star 1,055

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self-sabotaging happens when we create problems and drama that get in the way of our long-term goals.
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the #1 reason we self-sabotage is fear. ⁣
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fear and growth cannot co-exist. ⁣
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17 hours ago comment 129 star 12,466

Learning is easy. unlearning is hard.
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setting boundaries and honoring the boundaries of others isn’t something most of us learned in our childhood. in fact, some of us learned quite the contrary.
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children that are raised with undependable and unpredictable parents often become adults with a damaged boundary system, causing them to raise their own children with the same problems.
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we become addicted to these patterns of relating because we were raised in these environments. it is our “normal” so, to us, it is comfortable. so comfortable that anything different seems odd and difficult to understand.
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so out of our fear, we stay deep-rooted in relationship dynamics, which even if it makes us comfortable, it also makes us miserable.
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the cycle tends to repeat itself πŸ”„ until someone has the courage to unlearn.
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unlearning requires you to drop your ego and biases. to learn new concepts that don’t match the ones you already know. it forces you to challenge your beliefs. to truly know yourself and what you want out of life and go and get it.
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if you are relatively new to the theme of boundaries and/or would like to know more, drop a "πŸ€“" in the comments!
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11 hours ago comment 119 star 901

For anyone who didn’t get to attend the @iocdf 26th annual conference in austin, or for someone who wants a photo of the wall alone, here it is ✨
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this wall carries such a beautiful and important message. feel free to repost, make it your screensaver, etc. spread the word! end the stigma!
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sending so much love your way ❀️
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5 hours ago comment 5 star 168

This message can be equal parts infuriating and empowering. the bad news is that nobody can heal us for us, we have to do that on our own. the good news is that nobody can heal us for us, and we get to take our healing into our own hands. it may be true that you shouldn’t *have* to do all the self-healing work, because you never asked to be hurt in the first place. but if we can get to a place where we say, “i wish reality was different, but this is reality” and take the steps to start healing, we can find a sense of deep empowerment.

nobody can take your healing away from you. not a perpetrator, not a judge, not a parent, not an ex. your healing is your right, and you have the power to defy all odds and come out a wounded but more centered, capable, strong, empowered version of yourself.

you are not responsible for what happened to you, but you are responsible for your own healing.

18 hours ago comment 47 star 2,234