Posts Tagged ‘self-empowered’

Am I Really Selfish? Reversing a Negative Story from Childhood

personal narrative, growing stories

My brother and I recently discussed “messages” given us by others that we carried into adulthood. We realized one specific message: My mother could throw no worse epithet than, “You’re selfish, just like____.”

Open & Hidden Messages and How They Affect Our Life Stories


As we track thoughts about our life stories, we begin to notice messages that guide us from important people in our world. But what happens when a family’s messages are colored by parents’ insecurities?