If You're Tired of Being Strong
Feeling exhausted? Do you just want to fall apart and have someone else take care of you? Are you the one who always makes everyone else feel better?
Hi! This week, there is no audio because I am sharing other women’s words, and they deserve to be heard in their own context (I never want to speak on behalf of someone else’s experience). This post is an oldie but goodie. For those of you who have been with me for a while - you may remember Jo - a fab member of my team - she is back! Yay! And helping me behind the scenes with ideas about how to make this space safe and the most helpful to you, so make sure you subscribe to stay updated.
I love to remind you how strong and courageous you are. I choose these adjectives for two reasons: (1) I know they are true, and (2) this disease tries - and sometimes succeeds - at making us feel weak and helpless.
But if you’re the type of person who, like me, always feels like she has to be strong, who takes problems head-on, and is constantly looking for solutions, sometimes - just sometimes - being strong and courageous is not always the best answer right away.
For most of my life, I have been considered the strong one in my family.
When I am hurt, I don’t usually cry or hide. I almost always confront the situation or person. When I see injustice, I speak up (especially for my kids). I don’t have a problem taking on other people's issues and helping in any way that I can.
And most of the time, this works for me.
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