Friday, March 5, 2010


                                          Photo courtesy of

I have been trying to keep my word in focus for the last week or so and something I read on the blog of a terrific writer, Brene Brown (author of "I Thought It Was Just Me") really resonated with me.

She has been researching how women finding their voice and speaking out can be a shame trigger. Even so, she writes that, "If you decide to trade in your authenticity for safety, there are a few things to keep in mind. Your unexpressed ideas, opinions, and contributions will not just go away. They are likely to fester and eat away at your worthiness. You may experience the following: anxiety, depression, overeating, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment and inexplicable grief."

Something to think about...


Claudette said...

So that's where my worthiness went! It's authenticity all the way from here on in ;)

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Incredibly thought provoking. I might need another cup of coffee to fully wrap my head around this. Thanks for the link.



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