Episode #45 The Strong Woman, Alcohol and Drugs: Why We Use and Why We Don’t Ask for Help.

Jan 17, 2019

This Episode

You Will Learn

  • Who is “The Strong Woman?”
  • How Did We Get This Way?
  • The Consequences of staying this way
  • The problem with not inviting appropriate help.

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Episode #45 The Strong Woman, Alcohol and Drugs: Why We Use and Why We Don’t Ask for Help.

“To know pain is human. To need is human…Many of us are willing to extend a helping hand, but we’re very reluctant to reach out for help when we need it ourselves. It’s as if we’ve divided the world into ‘those who offer help’ and ‘those who need help.’ The truth is that we are both. Need is the most beautiful compact between humans.” ~ Brené Brown

We live in a society that is based on perfectionism and shaming.

The fear and shame of being “found out” and exposed as an impostor or a fraud haunts us from childhood. We are raised with all-or-nothing notions—believing that if we don’t know everything, then we know nothing. At work, the competition keeps us on our toes and makes it impossible to ask for help. For many, life at home has become another battleground, leaving no space to be vulnerable.

“You will never follow your own inner voice until you clear up the doubts in your mind.”
― Roy T. Bennett

 

“Our bodies have five senses: touch, smell, taste, sight, hearing. But not to be overlooked are the senses of our souls: intuition, peace, foresight, trust, empathy. The differences between people lie in their use of these senses; most people don’t know anything about the inner senses while a few people rely on them just as they rely on their physical senses, and in fact probably even more.”

― C. JoyBell C.

 

 

Enjoy!  xoxo Lynn

 

 

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