…in which I use this episode of the That’s What She Said podcast to a.) share every major thing I’ve learned in 2020 (vulnerability alert like WHOA), and then b.) challenge you to see 2020 a little differently. With less hatred, shame, guilt, derision, fear, and/or overwhelm.
This is NOT an exercise in the art of ‘good vibes only’ or spiritual bypassing.
This IS a dare. I dare you to mine the difficult and awful aspects of this year in order to find some of the depth and richness available to you right now. Even when you’re stuck at home and wondering daily if you’re going insane while doomscrolling and hoping today will just be OVER ALREADY.
Mostly, this is a perspective check so that you’ve got a fighting chance against asshole brain.
Asshole brain is the mean voice in your head that says you’re not enough while also calling you awful names and whispering that you’ll never be able to __________ anyway, so why even try? I’ve been calling it out for years now, and recommend you start here if the concept of asshole brain is new to you.
Grab a notebook, a pen, your headphones, then get to work!
P.S. Joy is not canceled.