When people know better, they do better. -- Maya Angelou
After you’ve told your story and been genuinely heard, it may be time to mend relationships so you can walk away free from unearned guilt or toxic shame.
Often, this creates a panic point for us. It is the place where our ego does not want us to look. We may have said or done things that cannot be undone and we think, “What’s the point of going back and rehashing it.”
The more resistant we are to facing our past wrongs and making it right wherever possible, the more likely it is that we will be haunted by those feelings and fears going forward.
Think of it like a deep wound. If a bandage works, fine. But to pretend it only needs a band aid when it really needs a tourniquet is folly.
Questions to ask Yourself:
Kim Halsey is a human resource professional and executive coach who helps people overcome life damaging habits, restore important relationships, and live their dreams without drama.
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