Recently I came across a short video by Esther Perel, a psycho therapist I follow out of New York. Over her 30 years of studying human relationships in her office, her books and videos are now helping many learn how to deal with infidelity but also how to be better partners.
Without connection in our lives we become depressed. We turn to our doctors who in turn prescribe us antidepressants. What is not spoken about is, what are you doing or what belief do you need to question in order to get a different result?
Are you better at prioritizing others over self? It’s an issue that many clients have brought to their coaching conversations. Time and again they place everyone else’s needs ahead of their own. Whether in the hopes of gratitude, appreciation or the belief that it’s the right thing to do, prioritizing others over self can at times come at a cost.
The powerful skills of listening, empathy, curiosity and vulnerability are what school never taught us and here's why it's now important to learn. The amount of disconnection and loneliness that there is in the world at the moment has only continued to grow since the pandemic. The question however is, where does one do that?
I’ve never felt like a courageous person. But when you share your stories with others, you begin to see your choices in a different light. You notice that what you viewed as just focus was actually risk taking.