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Vulnerability Takes Courage

Vulnerability Takes Courage

“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.” ~ Brene Brown

Most people associate the idea of vulnerability with weakness.They want to avoid being vulnerable in any capacity so they are not taken advantage of or hurt. The need to protect oneself is logical. If you put up walls, then no one can hurt you. But that also means that no one can connect with you.

Connecting emotionally with others is one of the fundamental needs we have as humans.

While there are people and situations in which it is best to have stricter boundaries, the choice to keep our walls up at all times can be detrimental to our well-being.

If we take a closer look at vulnerability, we would see that it leads to connections with others and authentic living.

Every time we open up to others, it is a risk because we don’t know how they are going to respond. But this risk is necessary in order to have emotional intimacy with others. Taking a risk is what is essential to have those deep and meaningful connections that we long for. Choosing to be vulnerable means choosing to be authentic. Letting others see us for who we really are can provide an opportunity for us to be loved and valued for our authentic selves. This leads to feelings of joy and belonging. Making the choice to be vulnerable is not comfortable, but most of the rewarding things in life that require courage are uncomfortable and come with great risk.

It takes great courage to take a risk and be vulnerable. But without taking this risk, we won’t experience the rewards of vulnerability.

Written By: Elizabeth Kraich, LAPC

Eating Mindlessly and the Strategies to Resist

Eating Mindlessly and the Strategies to Resist

We’ve all done it – eating the entire gallon, box, or bag of junk/snacks in one sitting without realizing what we were doing. This lack of awareness or mindless eating contributes to many people’s struggle with maintaining a healthy weight and balanced life. Turns out, there is a mind-body connection to food. Mindless eating serves…

EMDR Therapy and Trauma

EMDR Therapy and Trauma

Treating trauma can be difficult. There is emotional distress that needs to be addressed, as well as the effects of trauma on the body and nervous system. One of the evidenced-based interventions effective for transforming trauma is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). When we experience a traumatic event, we can feel overwhelmed and our…

Suicide Myths That Every Educator And Parent Should Know

Suicide Myths That Every Educator And Parent Should Know

Suicide in America is not age specific. Sadly, teen suicide has become an American epidemic. Adults are no longer the only ones that experience mental health issues, millions of children in our country struggle with mental illness. One of the biggest challenges that face schools, parents, and medical professionals in identifying children who may be…

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