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Curious and Curiouser Podcast


Nov 14, 2018

In this week’s episode, Tracey & Cayly are talking about how to not let the holidays suck the life out of you by managing expectations around interactions with family and taking responsibility for the role you are playing in perpetuating potentially unpleasant dynamics around this time of year.

 

Specific topics discussed include:

 

- Being aware of the energy you are bringing into the situation

- Letting go of the idea that you can change people

- Why you don’t have to engage with every person on every topic

- The stories that other people — especially family members — have about us and how they are often not accurate

- Why you don’t have to justify yourself or your life to other people

- Releasing the need to control the family narrative

- Recognizing how your energy can best be used

- The role of trauma and healing

- How to not judge your family members for not “doing the work”

- And more!

 

Resources:

 

Our original episode about the holidays from last year (http://organicacupunctureportland.com/curious-curiouser-podcast-episode-34-navigate-challenging-family-dynamics-set-clear-boundaries-actually-enjoy-holidays-year/)

Episode 4 (http://organicacupunctureportland.com/curious-curiouser-podcast/ ) Episode 23 (http://organicacupunctureportland.com/curious-curiouser-podcast-episode-23-dating-authenticity-social-decluttering-revisited/), and Episode 38 (http://organicacupunctureportland.com/curious-curiouser-podcast-episode-38-socially-decluttering-family-grey-couch-people-managing-expectations-relationships/ ) about social decluttering

Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents by Lindsay C. Gibson (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1626251703?ie=UTF8&tag=caylymarisa-20&camp=1789&linkCode=xm2&creativeASIN=1626251703)

Don’t Be a Jerk on Tracey’s website (http://practicalparentingpdx.com/dont-jerk-kids-relationships-will-fine-lets-talk-emotional-maturity/)

Forgive For Good by Fred Luskin (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/006251721X?ie=UTF8&tag=caylymarisa-20&camp=1789&linkCode=xm2&creativeASIN=006251721X)

 

 

Piquing Our Curiosity:

Parking Kitty (https://www.parkingkitty.com/)