Whirlwind

Whirlwind

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The last 30 days were a whirlwind.

It was a lot of work and just a little play, but it felt invigorating. I did good work and it has motivated me to take on a new project.

This week, I’ll explore that, but I’m also making time to rest and to be quiet.

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Not a Shrinking Violet

Not a Shrinking Violet

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When the energy swirling around us culminated, I could decide to ride the shame spiral or not. I chose not to ride it. It’s not that wish to be defiant, it’s just that I don’t feel ashamed and I want to be authentic.

I admit that I feel things strongly when I feel them. I am diligent about managing my big emotions when they get big. And while I have the capacity to demonstrate empathy for the feelings of others, I might not always feel the same way as someone I care deeply about. And that is a little painful for us, I think.

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