Newsletter: Jan 5, 2022

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Happy 2022!

A new year means a new chapter.
We hope 2022 becomes a major part of your story!

Practice Emotional Hygiene

We all know how to maintain our physical health and how to practice dental hygiene, right? We've known it since we were five years old.

But what do we know about maintaining our emotional health? Well, nothing. What do we teach our children about emotional hygiene? Nothing.

How is it that we spend more time taking care of our teeth than we do our minds? Why is our physical health so much more important to us than our emotional health?

We sustain emotional injuries way more often than we do physical ones. Injuries like failure or rejection, or loneliness, and they can also get worse if we ignore them. And they can impact our lives in dramatic ways.

And yet, even though there are scientifically proven techniques we could use to treat these kinds of emotional injuries, we don't. It doesn't even occur to us that we should. "Oh, you're feeling depressed, just shake it off, it's all in your head."

Can you imagine saying that to somebody with a broken leg, "Just walk it off, it's all in your leg."


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Larry Levenson
Larry Levenson
Larry Levenson is the founder of Circle Dynamics Group and a national leader in training educators in emotional intelligence and the use of genuine listening and curiosity in conversations with students. He has a Master's degree in Human Development.

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