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When shame becomes a management style, engagement dies. When failure is not an option we can forget about learning, creativity, and innovation .
It's in our biology to trust what we see with our eyes. This makes living in a carefully edited, overproduced and photoshopped world very dangerous.
Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others.
Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world.
Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.
What we know matters but who we are matters more.
Shame hates it when we reach out and tell our story. It hates having words wrapped around it- it can't survive being shared. Shame loves secrecy. When we bury our story, the shame metastasizes.
Numb the dark and you numb the light.
If we don’t allow ourselves to experience joy and love, we will definitely miss out on filling our reservoir with what we need when. . . . hard things happen.
Courage has a ripple effect. Every time we choose courage, we make everyone around us a little better and the world a little braver. And our world could stand to be a little kinder and braver.
Compassion is not a virtue -- it is a commitment. It's not something we have or don't have -- it's something we choose to practice.
You cannot shame or belittle people into changing their behaviors.
When you judge yourself for needing help, you judge those you are helping. When you attach value to giving help, you attach value to needing help.
If you want to make a difference, the next time you see someone being cruel to another human being, take it personally. Take it personally because it is personal!
Who we are and how we engage with the world are much stronger predictors of how our children will do than what we know about parenting.
You’ll also wonder how you can feel so brave and so afraid at the same time.
One of the reasons we judge each other so harshly in this world of parenting is because... we perceive anyone else who's doing anything differently than what we're doing as criticizing our choices.
Caring about the welfare of children and shaming parents are mutually exclusive endeavors.
Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It's about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.
I don't have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness - it's right in front of me if I'm paying attention and practicing gratitude.
Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.
I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.
Courage originally meant "To speak one's mind by telling all one's heart.
Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren't always comfortable, but they're never weakness.
I've found what makes children happy doesn't always prepare them to be courageous, engaged adults.
Maybe stories are just data with a soul.
Women most often experience shame as a web of layered, conflicting, and competing social-community expectations. The expectations dictate who we should be, what we should be, how we should be.
Until we can receive with an open heart, we're never really giving with an open heart. When we attach judgment to receiving help, we knowingly or unknowingly attach judgment to giving help.
You can't claim to care about the welfare of children if you're shaming other parents for the choices they're making.
We cannot grow when we are in shame, and we can't use shame to change ourselves or others.
Faith is a place of mystery, where we find the courage to believe in what we cannot see and the strength to let go of our fear of uncertainty.
Everyone wants to know why customer service has gone to hell in a handbasket. I want to know why customer behavior has gone to hell in a handbasket.
Denying emotion is not avoiding the high curbs, it's never taking your car out of the garage. It's safe in there, but you'll never go anywhere.
Cruelty is easy, cheap and rampant.
The opposite of "never enough" isn't abundance or "more than you could ever imagine." The opposite of scarcity is enough...
Given the dark fears we feel when we experience loss, nothing is more generous and loving than the willingness to embrace grief in order to forgive. To be forgiven is to be loved.
If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief.
What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude.
Those who have a strong sense of love and belonging have the courage to be imperfect.
Ordinary courage is about putting our vulnerability on the line. In today’s world, that’s pretty extraordinary.
Until we can receive with an open heart, we are never really giving with an open heart.
Rather than risking feeling disappointed, they’re choosing to live disappointed.
Nostalgia is also a dangerous form of comparison. Think about how often we compare ourselves and our lives to a memory that nostalgia has so completely edited that it never really existed.
Requiring accountability while also extending your compassion is not the easiest course of action, but it is the most humane, and, ultimately, the safest for the community.
Even to me the issue of "stay small, sweet, quiet, and modest" sounds like an outdated problem, but the truth is that women still run into those demands whenever we find and use our voices.
To be forgiven is to be loved
Compassionate people are boundaried people.
Shame corrodes the very part of us that believes we are capable of change.
If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can't survive.
Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.