Our nervous system response to discomfort does not have to equal the demise of our relationships.

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Defensiveness can be our automatic response to criticism; however, accountability or showing people what our boundaries are can feel a lot like criticism for some people. We confuse asking for accountability with toxicity or meanness. We confuse boundaries with shame, or “I’m a bad person,” if people ask us to…

I am putting a lot of energy into piecing my broken heart back together, it is hard work, and with that, time has become a vortex.

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“You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up…

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I spent more time than I would like to admit alongside other white women trying to “find myself.” We burned our endangered white sage, sat in a circle, stretched out our hamstrings, cut and pasted clippings from magazines, our dreams on bristol boards slapped on to the wall; not putting…

Angela E. Morris

I write about grief, loss and other hard to digest topics.

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