Consider this week that everything coming at you - anger, fear, judgment, criticism, avoidance - isn't personal; that it has a story behind it:
-Spouse's anger might really be fear about his job.
-Child's resistance might actually be a natural development towards individuation.
-Boss's criticism might be rooted in his fear of being criticized by his boss.
-Neighbor's avoidance of your "dog poop" letter might be he's busy taking care of sick grandma.
The only way to know is to ask. This week - instead of getting defensive, offended, scared, angry - ask for the story behind the story.
Julie Davis uncovers and clears up deeply embedded beliefs and unresolved emotions that keep people stuck (www.rapidresolutiontherapy.com). She also coaches people how to stay clear, calm and strategic in everyday life with healthy ways of thinking, feeling and behaving (www.juliedavismft.com). Get free weekly insight and guidance by joining Julie’s Tuesday Email service. Send “subscribe” in subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Julie is a Certified Rapid Resolution Therapist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (North Carolina, California; New York – pending), Board Certified Hypnotherapist, and New Life Network Christian Counselor (www.newlife.com). 704-807-1101.