“Anger isn’t an inherently bad thing. Anger becomes a destructive thing when we allow it to become a reactive thing instead of harnessing it as a guiding thing.”
In Episode 21 of The Loveable Podcast, we focus on what to do with the anger around us and the anger within us. How do we know when anger is healthy versus unhealthy, and how do we relate to it in a way that produces wisdom and connection rather than pain and aggression?
This week’s episode explores the following topics:
- The importance of practicing vulnerability in safe spaces.
- How creating a dialogue with the little kid inside of you can help you to overcome fear and increase your tolerance for vulnerability.
- The difference between courage and foolishness when cultivating belonging.
- What it looks like when the true self in you sees past someone’s anger and instead sees their true self.
- Why hurting people hurt people.
- The essential difference between forgiveness and reconciliation.
- How the concept of ego helps us to disrupt negative escalation in communication.
- How to progress through our various layers of protection to reconnect with our true self.
- Why releasing our false self feels like a grieving process.
- A practice for disrupting patterns of anger in relationships.
You can listen below or on iTunes!
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Dr. Kelly Flanagan is a psychologist, author, consultant, and speaker who enjoys walking with people through the three essentials of a truly satisfying life: worthiness, belonging, and purpose. His blog writings have been featured in Reader’s Digest, The Huffington Post, The 5 Love Languages, and the TODAY Show. Kelly is the author of Loveable and True Companions.