You are loved, You are valid, You are beautiful, You are worthy, You are strong, You are talented, You are YOU
This NY Magazine post “I Used to Be a Human Being” by Andrew Sullivan is so good! It seems funny to read and post on line but oh well, here we go anyway!
“The only calibration that counts is how much heart people invest, how much they ignore their fears of being hurt or caught out or humiliated.”
Ted Hughes on the Universal Inner Child, in a Moving Letter to His Son.
Interesting article which references Randy Paterson’s book How to Be Miserable: 40 Strategies You Already Use. This book offers an interesting counterpoint to our national happiness obsession: Focus on the bad.
“If we can accept distressing feelings for what they are — part of the normal flow of human emotion —then, paradoxically, we will be less distressed. Our distress comes not from experiencing those emotions, but from our reaction to them as being unacceptable or abnormal.”
Oprah interviewed Michelle Obama at the United State Of Women Summit.