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My Thoughts On Communication and Connection

Here are my thoughts on why we fall victim to disconnection and poor communication and how we can do better to cultivate connection in this complex world of today...   Empathy over sympathy Sympathy is "I feel sorry for you," which doesn't take away my pain, or share it, or take away my shame and… Continue reading My Thoughts On Communication and Connection

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Belonging & Community in Adulthood

*Part of the Identity Series* I believe that a lot of our personal struggles in adulthood come from our sense of Identity and Belonging. Why? Because we question who we are and what we're meant to do. These questions tie directly to our sense of Identity, but they also tie into the concept of Belonging...… Continue reading Belonging & Community in Adulthood

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How Family Affects Our Sense of Identity in Adulthood

*Part of the Identity Series* Intro Obviously, we know that our upbringing has a direct effect on who we are. In the Nurture versus Nature argument, I lean more towards Nurture. We are a product of our environment. I am kind because my mother showed me how to be kind. I am resilient because she… Continue reading How Family Affects Our Sense of Identity in Adulthood