I have done a lot of work in recent years not just to learn new things, but also to actively unlearn a lot of harmful societal messaging. My thoughts around my own body, productivity, ableism, racism, gender, relationships, capitalism and mental health (to name a few) have dramatically changed and I am so proud of myself for challenging what I once took to be the “truth.” By doing the work to modify my perception of things, I have recently been able to move through the world with far more self-compassion and a whole lot less judgment--both of other people and myself. While this is exciting and liberating, there are very few people in my personal life who now approach things the way that I do. And sometimes it can be hard to heal and grow when the people around you aren’t on the same journey.

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