The Problem and Beauty of Accepting

January 15, 2015 3:31 PM

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There are moments in our lives when it feels like alarms are going off in our heads. Danger! Too much to deal with! Checking out! When something is very difficult in my life, be it the stress of parenting, being on bed rest or just feeling overwhelmed by life in general, and all that entails-- add on the screaming of children, grumpiness of various people in the household-- it can all seem like too much. "I can't do this today," I might think. "Not today."

Alarms are good because they alert us of danger. Sensitive people especially have an issue with this fight or flight mode because in times of stress we put up all our defenses. But there is a way to lessen the misery, the constant negativity that might start playing on repeat in your mind. Accept --...

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