ramblings of one who thinks too much

The Power of Vulnerability

Biggest shame trigger for men is the perceptions of weakness, for women it is failing at effortless perfection.

The place we need to start is that we need to support each other and that vulnerability is the path to each other, and the path to intimacy.

The more independent you are, in terms of your psychology, the more able you are at providing empathy.

The sense of worthiness is the key to showing up and being seen. Stop looking outside of yourself for external validation, own your own story, hold yourself accountable for your life, and trust in your own interpretations instead of trusting other people’s face value.

Empathy =/= Sympathy

Empathy drives connection, Sympathy drives disconnection.

Shame is a focus on self. Shame is highly correlated with addiction, depressions, aggression, violence, suicide, bullying.

Guilt is a focus on behaviour. Guilt is inversely correlated with the above.

When you internalise shame, you can’t change. Because you believe that is who you are.

Communication =/= Connection

There is nothing more frightening than the moment we expose our ideas to the world. Author and vulnerability researcher Brené Brown shows us how to deal with the critics and our own self-doubt by refusing to “armor up” and shut ourselves off. “Not caring what people think,” she says, “is its own kind of hustle.”

Instead we must “reserve a seat” for the critics and our own self-doubt. “Tell them, I see you, I hear you, but I’m going to do this anyway.” 


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Teddy the Yorkie Is Just What You Need

There are new stars born on the web every day, and the latest might just be Teddy the Yorkie. The dog, who started his Instagram account only just over a month ago, has already wracked up 500 followers with his particular brand of cuteness.

Viral pet expert Lazlo Dixon thinks Teddy has a shot at the big time.

"He’s very cute, he’s fluffy, he’s photogenic, he wears little outfits" said Dixon. "He’s got all the makings."

The pup, who is currently unrepresented, is reportedly interviewing agents, a move that Dixon called “wise.” Though Teddy has a long way to go before he’s the next Boo or Grumpy Cat, he’s off to a convincing start.

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Day 7: All of the seeds have sprouted. Chilli took the longest to sprout but it is the most robust looking of all. The growth of rocket has slowed down considerably despite being the fastest to sprout. And the tomato shoots are just so wild! I am loving this herb garden! #clickandgrow #smartherbgarden

Whee! Day Three and look at them grow! Well.. The little rocket sprouts are really shoot for the sky! 🌱 Tomatoes are starting to sprout. Chilli be chillin’. #clickandgrow #smartherbgarden

Day 2: Germination. Rocket has sprouted nice green shoots. Tomatoes are germinating. No movement on the chilli seeds yet! #clickandgrow #smartherbgarden

My Click&Grow Smart Herb garden is finally here!!!

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