Articles in the Words Can Harm Category
Three businesses: Mine, yours, and God’s. The HSP or Extra-Intuitive may inadvertently dabble in realms other than ours or the Codependent may *know* due to enmeshment or boundary issues or the Alcoholic may “know” due to habitual guilt and self-loathing – but if I can help myself and you keep the eye on the prize which is knowing what OUR business is, we’ll be happy people irrespective of who thinks what about us. Read this article!
Release from the opinions of other people is a step in the right direction. I will explore the How and Why to not take words or actions from other people personally. In order to be free from the opinions of other people, start here and read me.
What do rumors and gossip have to do with the truth? What if the rumor or the gossip is based in truth? What if the rumor is true …
The Power of Words – Words are benign illusions that we use to point at something. We can use them to point to truth or to not so very benign illusions.
People don’t change due to the shame – not the way the shaming person hopes for. If you think that calling your husband a “dumb-ass” is going to make him smarter, think again. The problem with shame and blame is a cultural problem of looking toward the ‘outside’ to fix whatever is ‘wrong’ with us on the inside. Read this part 6 of “Words can harm. Words can heal.”
Maybe you have never maliciously participated in gossip. Maybe you have. Or maybe you have been the subject of a terrible rumor that affected your outlook on human nature. Gossip is another way in which words have power to harm.
Sarcasm is rooted in ‘to tear the flesh’ with words. Sometimes used in frustration, its expression for the person who hasn’t either the desire or patience to be straightforward. The problem is that sarcasm is ‘angry’ and when received, may communicate more than just words, but problems.
Name Calling or Throwing Around Labels
This is Part 3 of a 7 part series entitled “Words Can Harm. Words Can Heal.“
If someone is calling you names or throwing …
If Words Can Harm, then Words Can Heal
This is Part 2 of a 7 part series entitled “Words Can Harm. Words Can Heal.”
Like the remedy for an untruth …
Words Can Harm
This is Part 1 of a 7 part series entitled “Words Can Harm. Words Can Heal.”
Remember that old nursery rhyme?
“Sticks and stones may break my bones …