By Michelle Hanke, DLCC Coach
Heart pounds through chest. Hot, oh so hot. A force rushes through – up the back, neck, shoulders, face. Anger. Must protect! Must defend! Words spew forth. Trembling. Stomp away.
For many of us, this is what “reacting” looks like. Someone’s words or actions blindside us and we find ourselves feeling disrespected, threatened, or judged, so we throw back something that seemingly addresses the issue. But, the truth of it is (and we’ve all learned this the hard way), it rarely does. When we react like this, the issue often worsens, or we wind up self-sabotaging our actual intentions. [Read more…]