10 Things #3
A small start to tackling burnout through vulnerability...
Dec 23, 2019
(reading time: 2 min.)
  1. Thing that made me cry/laugh. (This one is really awfully silly. Mainly for anyone stressed by trying to accommodate a large and unforgiving dinner crowd this year.)

TWIL (This Week I Learned.)

This  week I learned that most likely, the more challenges you have faced through life, the stronger you may be able to become…with lots and lots of work (read: work = therapy/mindfulness training).

Quote

“Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of  the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this  truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult-once  we truly understand and accept it-then life is no longer difficult.  Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer  matters.”  —  M. Scott Peck,  The Road Less Traveled

Prompt

If I could … write three wishes you really think would make your life better. (no wishing for more wishes :) )

Quest

Make a map of your failures indicating the rough date they occurred. Write beside each one what you learned. (This is from the philosopher Alain de Botton)

Wayback

December 23, 1993: “Philadelphia” the first major Hollywood movie about AIDS opens in theaters.

  1. POD (Poem of the day — links to the Poetry Foundation Audio Poem of the Day
  2. Song (Deep focus.)
  3. Hero: Glennon Doyle, Founder of Momastery
    Why?   She took an untenable situation and turned it into a revolution of vulnerability and authenticity.
    Her words: “We look at our lives, relationships, and world and wonder: Wasn’t it all supposed to be more beautiful than this?  We  quickly silence that question, telling ourselves to be grateful. We  hide our simmering discontent — even from ourselves. Until we reach our  boiling point.”

Offer: Do you know someone who might like this? Please

Thank you.

Underbelly Visual Inspiration via  Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash:

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