Consider the possibility that an artist who you would hate to see quit is needing more emotional nourishment. Like lemon trees, they need more that social media Likes to be thriving right now. Are you willing to find out what would actually be helpful to them? It’s a potent and worthy way to make the emotional world a more beautiful place.
“Stick and Stones will break my bones, but Names will never hurt me!” Such utter crap. When we’re not safe, we mal-adapt—we’re forced to just survive. But mal-adapting shuts down imagination, generosity, and authentic kindness and respect. You’re invited to help change the emotional world for yourself and for beautiful beings like The Boy with the French Braids.
Obligation… it’s like poop in the emotional soup. How often do you feel trapped by obligation? Could devotion and healthy boundaries bring better emotional hygiene to your world?
Co-regulation connects us together. Indeed, the feeling of Togetherness comes alive when we’re co-regulating. It is nourishing magic for the soul. Includes a 3-minute co-regulation exercise you can do on your own.
Consider that the most potent value of stress relief isn’t just for your individual body, mind, and spirit – your me-space – but for the We-Space… the space we share. And it doesn’t have to take more than 11 seconds.
How might our Emotional World clean-up and detox if more of us identified as Environmentalists? What does that even mean? I hope you’ll listen and join us.