Kintsugi living blog — guilt

When obsessing over others is avoidance

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When obsessing over others is avoidance
“When we find ourselves obsessing over what someone else is doing, it is probably because there is an action we are avoiding taking ourselves.” ~Julia Cameron

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Choosing guilt

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Even though I am learning not to be a "nice" person, those old expectations that I will neglect my own needs in order to do for others run deep. And I am just as guilty of placing that expectation on myself as others are of placing it on me. Those of us who have been trained to put others' needs before our own are often faced with choices that feel like no-win situations. If we do what is expected of us and put others first when we don't have enough to give, we often wind up resentful and angry, even...

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Emotions are tricky things

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Emotions are tricky things
Emotions are tricky things, but they get even trickier for those of us who have been raised in systems that teach us wrong names for what we feel.

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