We all kind of understand that what happens to us as a child affects us as an adult. But there is recent evidence that the way our childhoods affect us is so much deeper and more surprising then we thought.
Over the past 5 or 6 years I have been diving deeper into understanding my own childhood and the role it plays in my everyday as an adult. It is a new awareness for many that our childhood shapes so much of who we are in our adult life and this podcast speaks beautifully to it. The question “what happened to you?” is addressed, rather than the common shame filled question of “what’s wrong with you?”.
This podcast came recommended by a friend and was exactly what I needed to hear during a challenging time in my marriage. It created a different lens for me to see my husband through. It created an awareness around his behaviour, my behaviour — and where it all came from. There is nothing wrong with either of us, nothing wrong with you, nothing “wrong” with anybody. I believe our work is to hold a compassionate space for what people have been through, rather than shaming them for their actions today? This podcast can help you become more aware of this practice too!
To listen to this podcast, click here.
For Parts 2 and 3, continue listening to the podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking.