We all need to protect ourselves from emotional harm. Psychological defenses are created in childhood to serve that purpose unconsciously, but they can also lead us into unhealthy and unproductive behavior. Boundaries, unlike psychological defense mechanisms, are conscious and healthy ways to protect ourselves from emotional and psychological harm.
It’s important to realize that words do hurt and can, in fact, cause another individual further emotional harm. We must learn to care not just for ourselves, but also for the people around us and with whom we interact with each day.
Before you throw precious produce at me – hear me out. Know that it is completely normal to feel upset, stressed, confused, scared or angry during any type of crisis. But with knowledge and support, there’s no need for fear or anger. This pandemic is a gift because it’s a wake-up call for us.
If you communicate clearly and confidently, whether at work or in your personal life, you are much more likely to command the respect of others and build stronger relationships. Words are real. Every word we speak either creates or destroys.
How my journey of self-discovery and the transformative power of Gemstones can help others in 2019.
HOW I FOUND THE GUTS TO COME OUT WITH MY RELIGION There we were on our hands and knees working side by side staining the grout of the newly-installed, beautiful, tile flooring. The style of the kitchen was reminiscent of the old world, darkly stained wood complimentary of the deep green granite countertops. We’d been […]