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The Messy Joys of Being Human: A Guide to Risking Change and Becoming Happier The Messy Joys of Being Human: A Guide to Risking Change and Becoming Happier by Helen S. Rosenau
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“Run With Me: You're evolving into a different and better you. You believe more in yourself so you're more ready for risk.”
Helen S. Rosenau, The Messy Joys of Being Human: A Guide to Risking Change and Becoming Happier
“One More Time: When your issues cycle around look at them unafraid. Your transition is
already underway. The biggest Yes is behind you. A thousand smaller ones may lie ahead. But now we are insulated and buoyed by hope and have more courage.”
Helen S. Rosenau, The Messy Joys of Being Human: A Guide to Risking Change and Becoming Happier
“Artisanal You: I hope you've found your favorite ways to be, whether that's gardening or teaching, kayaking or governing. I hope you're on a road that matters to you, and that you feel like you're getting somewhere.”
Helen S. Rosenau, The Messy Joys of Being Human: A Guide to Risking Change and Becoming Happier
“Russian Dolls: How we hide those parts of ourselves, the ones that we can conceal, is by constructing an elaborate emotional infrastructure not unlike nested Russian dolls. True healing requires going through all the hidden layers.”
Helen S. Rosenau, The Messy Joys of Being Human: A Guide to Risking Change and Becoming Happier
“What Do You Really Want? : The key is living with awareness and intention.”
Helen S. Rosenau, The Messy Joys of Being Human: A Guide to Risking Change and Becoming Happier
“What Do You Really Want: Despite our different packing and problems, we¹re pretty much all on the same road. But we choose different paths to what we really want. Some will choose big lives and others smaller ones. The only wrong choice is staying stuck where you don¹t want to be.”
Helen S. Rosenau, The Messy Joys of Being Human: A Guide to Risking Change and Becoming Happier
“Leap of Faith: If you're serious about saying Yes, apply the Nike maxim: Just Do It. If you're not, ask yourself what's nailed your feet to the floor.”
Helen S. Rosenau, The Messy Joys of Being Human: A Guide to Risking Change and Becoming Happier
“Russian Dolls: The more we stay layered up, the more we stay reactive. Instead of healing, our hardnesses bump into one another. We knock each other off balance, intentionally or not. That might sometimes peel away a little paint, making a crack in an outer façade. But those cracks allow light and insights in. And out.”
Helen S. Rosenau, The Messy Joys of Being Human: A Guide to Risking Change and Becoming Happier
“North Star: Hooray if you're ready, however overdue it may seem, to peel back the layers. If you're not, remind yourself that inside you, along with all the pieces you're afraid to look at, are big chunks of courage and resiliency you rely on without even realizing that you do so. They're so fundamental that they've steered you capably through most of life.”
Helen S. Rosenau, The Messy Joys of Being Human: A Guide to Risking Change and Becoming Happier
“North Star: What I learned from unshackling my gremlins is this: the ship of self will not keel over. Your life won't flounder. Even if it heads in the wrong direction for a while, if you are sincerely committed to feeling more whole, and saying "no more pain" to those voices, you will heal.”
Helen S. Rosenau, The Messy Joys of Being Human: A Guide to Risking Change and Becoming Happier
“North Star: There's much more happiness to be had. Also clarity, energy, and fun. But doing this work is a necessary part of the process. It doesn't happen fast. It takes answering hard questions, time, and perhaps a trained ally.”
Helen S. Rosenau, The Messy Joys of Being Human: A Guide to Risking Change and Becoming Happier
“Karma Road: I¹m like everyone else, stumbling around in the dark, trying to find the right path, or at least a little more light.”
Helen S. Rosenau, The Messy Joys of Being Human: A Guide to Risking Change and Becoming Happier
“Mapmaking: We get chances to make things different. But to take them we have to be willing to release old crap, not look back to see if it still needs us or to admit we still need it.”
Helen S. Rosenau, The Messy Joys of Being Human: A Guide to Risking Change and Becoming Happier
tags: crap
“The Other Side: ...you realize you'll have to make more journeys. But not now. Now you get to feel how grand it is to stand on the top of that small mountain and see behind you what you've traversed, and trust tomorrow's trek will be easier.”
Helen S. Rosenau, The Messy Joys of Being Human: A Guide to Risking Change and Becoming Happier
“What, Me Worry? Invite help, ask for help, give thanks for help, and pay attention to how it arrives and what it is telling you.”
Helen S. Rosenau, The Messy Joys of Being Human: A Guide to Risking Change and Becoming Happier
tags: help
“One More Time: Tell yourself what you're proud of, but also be honest about where you're slacking. These check-ins are not just to make you face the scale the next morning, but rather to support your intention to change.”
Helen S. Rosenau, The Messy Joys of Being Human: A Guide to Risking Change and Becoming Happier
“Run With Me: The only thing I know for sure is this: there's no hiding. If you don't face your issues this round, you'll inevitably face them again.”
Helen S. Rosenau, The Messy Joys of Being Human: A Guide to Risking Change and Becoming Happier
“One More Time: Be proud of yourself for however far you get each time you try”
Helen S. Rosenau, The Messy Joys of Being Human: A Guide to Risking Change and Becoming Happier
tags: pride, try
“Run With Me: Remember to ask for help whenever you're unsure or afraid. No one powers through life's toughest transitions on their own. Asking for help is a sign of commitment, not of weakness.”
Helen S. Rosenau, The Messy Joys of Being Human: A Guide to Risking Change and Becoming Happier
“Artisanal You: Create a menu from a planet of possibilities, not just the happy meal you ate when you were five. We need the whole range to become our whole selves.”
Helen S. Rosenau, The Messy Joys of Being Human: A Guide to Risking Change and Becoming Happier
“Artisanal You: The changes start inside you, and work their way out as far as you're willing to reach.”
Helen S. Rosenau, The Messy Joys of Being Human: A Guide to Risking Change and Becoming Happier
“Loves Me, Loves Me Not: Love is the most important, fragile, and mysterious of human emotions. I can't imagine a world without it. I want a world where love rules.”
Helen S. Rosenau, The Messy Joys of Being Human: A Guide to Risking Change and Becoming Happier
tags: love
“Loves Me, Loves Me Not: Even if some moments are rocky, what matters most is that you soften and open, and that you learn from your pain. That¹s how we heal.”
Helen S. Rosenau, The Messy Joys of Being Human: A Guide to Risking Change and Becoming Happier
“Loves Me, Loves Me Not: We're playing together in the karmic kitchen: cooking up our futures, testing life's recipes, seeing what we like and don't...”
Helen S. Rosenau, The Messy Joys of Being Human: A Guide to Risking Change and Becoming Happier
“Loves Me, Loves Me Not: ...when you and a friend look at one another and say, "You're my person,"
it's a commitment as deep as any "I do.”
Helen S. Rosenau, The Messy Joys of Being Human: A Guide to Risking Change and Becoming Happier
“Loves Me, Loves Me Not: No matter how you meet, little in life rivals the messy joys of falling in love.”
Helen S. Rosenau, The Messy Joys of Being Human: A Guide to Risking Change and Becoming Happier
“Loves Me, Loves Me Not: ...for most of us, relationships are experiments at balancing what we want, what we need, what we can live with, and what's less than we deserve or should tolerate.”
Helen S. Rosenau, The Messy Joys of Being Human: A Guide to Risking Change and Becoming Happier
“Loves Me, Loves Me Not: Honest communication depends upon mutual respect, upon listening, and ultimately on being willing to say "I'm wrong" and "I¹m sorry.”
Helen S. Rosenau, The Messy Joys of Being Human: A Guide to Risking Change and Becoming Happier
“24/7/365: We're not cowards or lazy; we're humans we often take the hard road.”
Helen S. Rosenau, The Messy Joys of Being Human: A Guide to Risking Change and Becoming Happier
“Light and Shadow: Acknowledging at the outset that we're each a little pure makes the world
feel friendlier, it's hopeful as well as polite.”
Helen S. Rosenau, The Messy Joys of Being Human: A Guide to Risking Change and Becoming Happier

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