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The only way out is through

If you’re struggling through something difficult, like a sand bog or a marsh, going back takes as much effort as is does to push through to the other side. The painful slog through needs to be gone through to get to the end. What I see in a lot of people going through tough times is that they want to bury their head in the sand and avoid the issue altogether (which never resolves anything), or they avoid their painful…

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The hardest thing to do is usually the right thing

An old friend once told me that when you’re struggling to know what to do about a situation, the hardest thing to do is usually the right thing. I’ve usually found that’s right for whatever it is I’m going through.  It’s harder to have the conversation you need to have than to pretend nothing is wrong and ignore how you feel. It’s harder to have a break up chat with your partner than continue to say nothing even though you’ve…

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We are more beautiful for having been broken

I was in a workshop the other day where a clinical psychologist was talking about Post Traumatic Growth (PTG) and showed this picture of a broken bowl, repaired with gold or silver lacquer, called Kintsukuroi. The idea is the piece is more beautiful for having been broken. I thought this was such a beautiful idea. In the world of personal development there is a constant quest for “fixing” the broken pieces of ourselves in order to move on from the…

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