Tag Archives: vulnerability
FMM 3 17 2023 One of Us
“You’re imperfect, and you’re wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.” ~ Brene Brown. When I finally went back to school to get my undergraduate degree, I was around fifty years old. I had graduated from nursing school in the UK fresh out of high school, and had been working as […]
FMM 8 4 17 The Resilient Spirit
“Faith minus vulnerability and mystery equals extremism. If you’ve got all the answers, then don’t call what you do ‘faith.’”~ Brene Brown. I could never handle being teased as a child. Maybe it was because I was the youngest, first of five, then later of six. And of course, those who love to tease do […]
FMM 3 24 17 Do it Myself!
“You show your vulnerability through relationships, and those feelings are your soft spot. You need to have a soft spot.”~Victoria Pratt. I was a prickly child. If anyone smiled at me and called me the ‘baby’ of the family, I corrected them “No, I’m the youngest.” I despised being picked up. I was a big […]
FMM 9 23 16 Find your own Voice
“Children go where they find sincerity and authenticity.” ~Eric Cantona. They say confession is good for the soul. I don’t know if I ever admitted to one of my childhood crimes. My mother was quite an intimidating person, and at the time I found it far easier to deny, deny, deny, than to admit it […]
FMM 7 17 15 I’ll show you yours, don’t show me mine.
There is a difference between listening and waiting for your turn to speak. Simon Sinek I read a poem recently, a cautionary tale, told from the point of view of a person who needed to talk, to be listened to. The poem reminded me that often when people need to talk, we jump in with […]