In 1933, in the midst of the great depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt said these words during his inaugural address: Read more
I do okay until He shows up. He is my angry, street fighter 14-year-old self. He shows up in a rage, demanding to be heard, insisting he is right, and demanding control. He wants to hurt and punish you for how you have caused me to feel.
When I started to be able to identify that 14-year old in me and name him as an entity that is separate from my current self, then I could begin to deal with him. He is me from the past and is about the past hurts and insults and shame that I endured. He gets triggered by things in the present but it feels like my past. What do I do with him when he shows up? Read more