It’s time for this week’s episode of The Baggage Reclaim Sessions podcast!
Here’s what I cover in episode 23:
Is name-calling and swearing at someone in an argument OK? It’s understood that things get heated in an argument but when we resort to name-calling possibly with a side of expletives, it is time to ask ourselves what we’re trying to achieve. I touch on why some of us fight dirty, why some of us don’t even see anything up with our conflict style because it’s all we know, and I offer up some suggestions for dealing with someone who doesn’t think that we should have a problem with their name-calling.
Three key admissions that keep us humble and human. Admitting when we’ve made a mistake, admitting what we don’t know, and admitting what we’re pretending not to already know, keep us grounded and help us to grow out of old habits that no longer serve us.
Why affirmations can be really beneficial and self-soothing. I used to be very “meh” about affirmations and then I discovered first hand how transformative they can be–they’ve become a self-soothing tool that I can lean on whenever I need it. Some of the favourites that I mention in the show include, “I am safe. I am secure”, “I trust my higher self. I listen with love to my inner voice. I release all that is unlike the action of love”, and of course, “I always deserve love, care, trust and respect”. The book is You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay.
Listener Question – Each time Alison attempts to broach a discussion with her partner, he responds with, “How do you think I feel?”, and boom! end of discussion. Alison wants to know why this is happening and what to do next.
What Nat Learned This Week: Anxiety stems from being really caught up in something outside of your control while paying little attention to the things you can control.
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