Aug 9, 2022
When do we need to apologize? And when do we need to let go in an upset? And what do we do with all that left behind anger? Suzanne shares her insights.
Glad you made it here … Today’s show begins with my thoughts on being compassionate—towards others AND ourselves. (Let’s not forget her, Busy Folks!) I read my blog, On Learning to Be Compassionate and Why It’s So Important.
Then I get into the real nitty gritty of this show by reflecting on how we handle a crisis? For me, I’ve always been a big apologizer … the result of being bullied a lot as a kid. Turned out apologizing was a good way to stay safe.
And yet … as it turns out, there a lot of different things we can do to return to peace when there’s a conflict or misunderstanding with another person. Sometimes we’re wrong and we know it. Then we do, in fact, need to apologize.
But other times, we get caught in the edges of someone’s bad day. So this one’s for you if you hate sitting with conflict. For as it turns out, when someone upsets you, there is a great opportunity waiting there for you.
It’s really a matter of weathering the storm, and taking appropriate steps in the aftermath.
I hope you find this show helpful … let me know what you thought at Suzanne@suzannefalter.com
On Learning to Be Compassionate and Why It’s So Important
The Dance of Anger by Harriet Lerner
ABOUT SUZANNE FALTER
Suzanne Falter hosts the Self-Care for Extremely Busy Women podcast where she brings better self-care to thousands of busy people each week in 98 countries around the globe. She also keynotes and leads corporate workshops and online programs on self-care. She is the author of The Extremely Busy Woman’s Guide to Self-Care (Sourcebooks.)