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Day 4 of Becoming More Loving


Day four of becoming more loving is illustrated by sharing a book with someone, both deeply immersed in the story beneath the tranquility of a tree's canopy. This moment highlights the beauty of exchanging knowledge, bonding over shared experiences, and the intimate connection that comes through the art of storytelling.
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Day four of becoming more loving is illustrated by sharing a book with someone, both deeply immersed in the story beneath the tranquility of a tree's canopy. This moment highlights the beauty of exchanging knowledge, bonding over shared experiences, and the intimate connection that comes through the art of storytelling.


The Alt text for the images has been fueling me lately.

Honestly, yesterday afternoon and evening, I had a pretty brutal core anxiety attack that gave me some severe task paralysis, tanked my motivation, and honestly left me super numb.


Then, I hosted my weekly parent group therapy, and I got to talk about gratitude and how incredible gratitude is. One of my favorite things! Then I saw some friends, got my girls, did easter baskets early cause vacations are conflicting, and then got smacked with anxiety again and fell asleep on my fiance's shoulder cause I was just exhausted.


It's crappy when work doesn't truly value you, your efforts, your energy, and everything you do. Instead, they prioritize the feelings and interpretations of others over and over again and care more about feelings vs. the reality that we are adults. We each need to own the stuff that triggers, bothers, or upsets us in some way, shape, or form.


I had the anxiety and just sheer overwhelm carry over into today, and that wasn't fun to wake up with. I have been sleepy and dreading going to work, being motivated, and talking to anyone.


Yet, at the same time, I felt I was told and interpreted that I would always be me and that I am great, fun, and make significant contributions, but I need to be less of that at the same time. Like, huh?


Anyway, that's my vent. Let's touch on this: "This moment highlights the beauty of exchanging knowledge, bonding over shared experiences, and the intimate connection that comes through the art of storytelling."


I love exchanging knowledge and perspective, bonding over shared experiences, and genuinely living the power of conversation and connection out loud.


These moments with my fiance, my kids, and the people I serve in my program as a mental health clinician are just a blessing to exchange that connection and bond through storytelling and connection.


It's how we build a love for each other, develop that love and appreciation for others, and develop empathy.


Should I find a way to be grateful for this feedback? Yes. Do I need to continue to love these people as I would anyone else, no matter the anxiety that was induced by the situations? Yes. It is hard to do both of those, also yes. Just cause the answer is yes doesn't mean it's simple.

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