Tag Archives: Internal family systems

Thoughts on shame and fear

Shame. One of the most primitive human emotions. Devastating. The feeling that you’re never good enough, and how dare you, and what gives you the right. Getting humiliated and shamed at work is terrible; shaming ourselves is a learned behavior. … Continue reading

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Letter to my ten year old self

To the girl in my fifth grade class picture who looks astonishingly like myself: You’re making that face. That impish, goofy, scrunched-up expression lovingly referred to as “the face” by our parents. You’ve made that face your whole life and, … Continue reading

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The bigger they come, the harder they fall

It’s interesting to me how, once we begin to develop awareness of ourselves and our bodies, we can learn so much from any given experience. I woke up on Monday excited about “being an adult” and going to my (not … Continue reading

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my masculine part

This is a brainstorm. Which is my half-assed apology for not having anything totally coherent to say. I’m exploring, I’m learning, I’m — okay, yes– “leaning in” to this. This— I could call it anger, or frustration, or an aggravated … Continue reading

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A piece (peace) of mind

This is not articulate. This is emotional. This is scattered. This is all made up and it’s completely true. None of it matters and all of it matters. One of the most permeating, painful truths that I have felt in … Continue reading

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