Do you keep it real?
By real, I don’t mean spewing your mean or malicious opinion on social media under celebrity photos. I am not talking about being weave free or about being natural. I mean, are you authentic? Do you keep it real in respect to your feelings? Do you honor yourself by setting clear boundaries with others?
As a child, my feelings were not validated. I was not allowed to express my feelings or be honest about them. This caused me to become almost overly expressive, defensive and combative. I had to learn how to still stand up for myself and express my feelings while not imitating others.
Others may have an issue addressing the issue at all.
“Honor what you feel by saying it in the way you would want to hear it. When you say it honestly and with love, your job is over.”