I Don’t Suck, I’m Just Too Hard on Myself

‘I Don’t Suck. I’m Just Too Hard on Myself’

With a flight of three small frozen margaritas lined up in front of me, I admit to my friend while catching up over dinner, “Things have been good. My career and family are great, and the podcast I’m on is doing awesome. But there’s something about this year—I’ve come to realize I really lack self-confidence. Like there are times I don’t feel good at what I do, and I’m afraid other people think so, too.” I gulp the raspberry-flavored concoction while I let those words hang.  MORE

 

Dr. Kelly Flanagan on Worthiness, Belonging and Purpose

Every person has a unique story, but within all of us lies a motivation to understand our past in order to better our future. That’s what prompted Kelly Flanagan, Ph.D., to begin writing the popular blog UnTangled and the recent book, Loveable. SUCCESS.com’s Shelby Skrhak and Flanagan provide an emotional interview about the power of connectivity and self-worth.

“I’m worthy by virtue of my very existence. And that means everyone around me also is worthy by virtue of their very existence. I realize that I’m walking in a world of worthy people and I can treat people as such and I can expect to be treated as such. Then life becomes a lot more compassionate and caring and supportive.”

—Kelly Flanagan

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5 Emotional Lessons from the Movie ‘Inside Out’

Inside Out SadnessThe first time I saw the Pixar film Inside Out, I had to hold back an all-out convulsive sob. My 7-year-old son, whose caring, sensitive soul constantly amazes me, looked up at me to see tears streaming down my face, and the pace of his own tears quickened. We saw the film a second time with my mother and 91-year-old grandmother, and four generations of tears flowed. The smartest and saddest movie Pixar has ever made, Inside Out comes to Blu-Ray Nov. 3 so you can cry with as many members of your family as you want in the comfort of your own home. Continue reading “5 Emotional Lessons from the Movie ‘Inside Out’”