“When I accept myself, I am freed from the burden of needing you to accept me.” – Dr. Steve Maraboli
As the 4th of July approaches, I’ve been thinking a lot about independence and freedom. Though I am no less a patriot than the next gal, my thinking has been more personal, as opposed to civic. Namely, that of emotional independence. In my own life, and in my work with my beloved clients, emotional dependency (on food, on a relationship, on a way of being or thinking) is a big recurring theme, and is often times a huge barrier to feeling joy and living the life we crave.
So I ask you this: where in your life do you feel dependent, and how does that dependency make you feel?