I listened to a really helpful podcast this weekend. Erin Olivo: Emotional Literacy talked about how to respond when you have a strong emotional response to something. Two questions stood out to me:
- Is there another way to think of this?
- Do I have the right to make all these rules?
The rules idea made me think even further – did “they” who trained me on the rules have that right? Am I really going to be kicked out of the tribe for this? The shame is coming only from me.