As noted in my last post, I’ve been experiencing a curious (at least to me!) shift in my creative energies. I seem to be more inclined to read and think, and less inclined to write, my usual mode for balancing the ideas and experiences that converge in my monkey mind and play havoc with any attempts at stillness and serenity. I’m sure part of the reason for this is that I am presently engaged in a course about how people grieve that requires a lot of reading, studying, and class time. More about this in posts to come. I am discovering that there are many creative avenues to help people learn to “live wholeheartedly after loss.” I look forward to sharing them with you and incorporating them into my coaching practice.
Today’s homework included listening to an interview on Oprah’s OWN network Super Soul Sunday program with Dr. Brené Brown, author of Daring Greatly. Dr. Brown talks about vulnerability, (“You can’t get to courage without walking through vulnerability.”) perfectionism, (“Perfectionism is a cognitive process, thinking that if I ‘do’ perfect, I can avoid blame, shame, and judgment.”) and joy, which she labels the”most difficult, terrifying emotion,” because we fear it will not last.
Here is the URL for the interview that you can copy and paste into your browser. (Regrettably, I am unable to decipher the means to incorporate it as a link.) I think you’ll be as captivated as I was by Dr. Brown’s observations.