Authentic

6 Steps to Being Authentic

6 Steps to Being Authentic
Authenticity is the opposite of shame. It reveals our humanity and allows us to connect with others. Shame creates most all codependency symptoms — including hiding who we are, sacrificing our needs, and saying yes when we rather not — all to be accepted by someone else. It warps our communication and damages our relationships so that we control, patronize, criticize, blame, deny, withdraw, attack, and make empty promises to keep a relationship and reassure ourselves we’re okay even when we don’t believe it. Hiding Who You Are For most of us, our self-doubt and hiding has been goi...
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Understanding Anger Can Empower Women to Live Authentic Lives

Understanding Anger Can Empower Women to Live Authentic Lives
Has anger ever taken the best of you? Have you ever regretted your reaction because you felt out of control? Did shame overwhelm you after these incidents? You are not the only one. Many of us women with a “temper” go through this. This can definitely make us feel powerless. Expressing Anger Is Not Socially Acceptable for Women We women are raised to think that anger is an ugly emotion, and this perpetuates the shame that comes with anger. Due to this, some of us don’t express our anger and keep it bottled up most of the time. On the other end of the spectrum are some us who ...
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