Give Yourself A Break – Strive For Imperfection, Instead

Give Yourself A Break – Strive For Imperfection, Instead, is about how @jengotch ‘s episode on perfectionism connected the dots for me on yesterday’s frustration. Here’s three ways to combat being perfect thanks to JenG.

The Difference Between True Belonging & Fitting In

The Difference Between True Belonging & Fitting In is today’s post about how #BravingTheWilderness gave me some freedom with its distinction between true belonging and fitting in. Who knew I had a different understanding all these years.

Starved for Joy and Hungry for Gratitude

If you starve yourself of joy, the best way to combat this tendency is to practice gratitude. Here’s what I learned in chapter 4: The Vulnerability Armor of Daring Greatly.

In a culture of deep scarcity–of never feeling safe, certain, and sure enough–joy can feel like a setup. Everyone in the family is healthy. No major crises are happening. The house is still standing. i’m working out and feeling good, Oh, shit. This is bad, disaster is right around the corner. 

Hold the phone. Other people do this, too? You mean my secret (subconscious?) way of dealing with the too good vibes isn’t an original plan? You’re telling me this is one of the three ways people evade vulnerability and I fit into one of those damn boxes!?

To be honest, I don’t know if I’m more annoyed that a STRANGER is calling my shit out or that I’m becoming an annoying Brene Brown Superfan. Ooh! Or that I’m not as original or skilled at dodging emotions as I thought an hour ago.

Read more of today’s blog to understand the three ways we avoid vulnerability and how to knock it off if you forebode joy like me.