Onions and People; We Both Have Layers

When I introduce myself before a talk or at a meeting I usually describe myself as a recovering people-pleasing, perfectionist, good girl. Just to be clear I don’t generally do that at non-work related events, that could get weird. But, in reality that is exactly who I am. I choose to use the word “recovering” because old habits, patterns, and learned behaviors run deep. Research shows us that over time repeated thoughts actually create neural pathways in the brain. We can absolutely change our thoughts and behaviors and even create new neural pathways, but it takes work. I like the metaphor that people are like onions in that we both have layers (as do ogres, shout out to Shrek fans). When

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