Although the healing and learning process overlap with one another, understanding some foundational differences between them will help you make informed decisions about the kinds of programs and services you seek out on your growth journey. Essentially, healing focuses on tending to our past wounds so that we can find inner peace, while learning focuses on providing new information, knowledge and skills for personal growth.
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What if, after all the therapy you’ve done to heal it, your fear of abandonment remains because you keep abandoning yourself in your attempts to prove to others that you are worthy of not being abandoned? We often won’t fully dissolve or heal our fear of abandonment until we also address our own patterns of self-abandonment.
Differentiating between people-pleasing and genuine kindness can be challenging, but here are some key distinctions
One of the things I love about the relational practice of nonviolence is how it frees me up to field a much wider range of responses from other people, without losing access to my compassion, courage or grounded clarity.
Our degree of self-trust is directly related to our self-connection and self-esteem. When we like ourselves, we hold our imperfect, messy and awkward selves in high regard no matter how we perform, show up, or miss the mark sometimes. We know that we are all just...