How to Deal with a Vulnerability Hangover

How to Deal with a Vulnerability Hangover

“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren't always comfortable, but they're never weakness.” - Brené Brown

A few months ago, I wrote an article for a pretty big publication and it just went live this week.

Almost immediately after the editor emailed me with the link, I started to feel it come on: the vulnerability hangover.

It’s that intense, suffocating feeling of, “OMFG, what did I do?!”, followed by a spiraling thought process of how can I hide away in a dark, hidden cave for the rest of my life and never come out?

Here are some tips to deal with vulnerability hangovers BEFORE they even happen, so you don't feel like a deer in the headlights whenever you make an important decision or change.

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How You Treat Yourself is How Others Will Treat You

How You Treat Yourself is How Others Will Treat You

Remember when you were little and learned about the Golden Rule? Treat others the way you want to be treated. It’s simple enough, and many of us live our lives in this way.

But what we don’t always think about is how the Golden Rule applies to ourselves. We spend so much time focusing on relationships with our significant others, family, friends, and the world at large, that we often forget one of the most important relationships in our lives: the one we have with ourselves.

You have a relationship with yourself whether you realize it or not. The way you think and behave, the thoughts that run through your head, and the stories you tell yourself about who you are and how the world works are all pieces of this relationship. The way you engage in this relationship with the self and how you treat yourself is a strong indicator of how others will treat you, too.

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