That was my idea of independence: earning my own money so I don’t have to ask anyone for anything

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But… I was wrong. I wasn’t independent. I was relying on the job, the company I was working for. Providing them my time, my energy, all that in order to get money and be the unrestrained woman I thought I was. Which is ridiculous. I rely on others to get in my purse what I trade with my sweat, my life resources.

I am a free woman – Emilie’s Moments of Wonder (wordpress.com)

We all want the same thing: simply to be valued by somebody else

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This survival mode explains why I get angry, anxious, or sad when I feel less valued.  The limbic part of my brain worries I may get kicked out of my protective and be lunch.  Right or wrong, just the perception of being devalued activates our ancient, irrational, emotional, and often impulsive response.  We worry we will be lunch.

We All Want the Same Thing | Psychology Today