One of my biggest pet peeves is how passive-agressive so many people are. We’ve lost the art of civil disagreement and people don’t want to come off as bitchy, so they keep quiet and then talk behind your back or whine about you when you are not able to read their mind. Makes me crazy! And, there was a time where I didn’t have strong muscles around owning and speaking my truth either, so I try to have compassion for that. But I did finally learn that if I am my real self and someone else doesn’t like it, that is really their problem and not mine and life is a whole lot better now.

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