“Isn’t this the purpose of education, to learn the nature of your own gifts and how to use them for good in the world?”
-Robin Wall Kimmerer
Were you allowed to feel and express a wide range of emotions as a younger person? Do you allow yourself to now?
Were you supported and included even when your abilities differed from what was expected? Do you have grace and appreciation for yourself even in those situations now?
Were there adults in your life who made you feel seen, heard, understood, and like you could trust they’d be there for you? Do you have — in yourself and with others — grounding, non-judgemental relationships now?
If you answered ‘no’ to any of the above, what are 3 things you can commit to doing to heal and grow to where you can offer yourself these things…and offer young people both these conditions and your modelling?