Tag Archives: vulnerability

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 1 8 16 It’s Complicated

“People who need people, are the luckiest people in the world”~ Bob Merrill.   Apparently I need to learn lessons about grief and death.  Having to deal with the death of a former husband so close on the heels of the death of my mother is quite challenging.  And as everyone tells you, no matter […]

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 […]