Posts tagged therapy
Being Seen is More Than Self-Work

We all envision people being seen for who they are. Being seen means that not only is it okay for people to be who they are, they’re celebrated as unique and beautiful. It’s true that if you know who you are and are confident, you’re able to see yourself. This self-work makes how you’re seen by others insignificant. When validation comes from where it really counts -within- it opens up people’s potential to thrive.

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Month 2: Femme Labor

I recently laid in my apartment catching up on the quarterly print magazine Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture from Bitch Media when I came across a citation for the origin of the term “emotional labor.” It struck me. As someone who thinks and talks about emotional labor frequently I’d never thought about where the concept came from…

The citation was The Managed Heart by sociologist and academic Arlie Russell Hochschild (University of California Press, Berkeley, 1983). Fast forward a few weeks and an interlibrary loan later, and I was back to laying in my apartment, this time reading The Managed Heart to see what I could learn about emotional labor from an academic and historical perspective.

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Walking The Walk: The MF Therapy Blog

This is me walking the walk: taking up space, using our voices, and leaning into our passions and our creativity. Not waiting until we have everything just so (although I have put a good amount of thought into this). Believing in ourselves. Being gentle with ourselves. Taking the body with us. Working through what comes up in place of pushing through. Centering our whole self rather than outcomes or output.

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