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Below the Surface


1. I am a stay-at-home mom that does not like to cook or clean. I'm in no danger of becoming a lifestyle influencer.

2. In social settings I sweat when I'm nervous which makes me more anxious which makes me sweat more...

vicious cycle.

3. Grocery stores are a huge anxiety trigger which is embarrassing. Too much noise, visual stimuli, and people puts me on high alert. Sometimes I crash and burn...

I ❤️ Instacart.

4. When something remarkable happens often the first thought to pop in my head is to call my mom even though she passed away 14 years ago.

5. I didn't think I would ever get married or have children. My romantic history was a disaster until I met my husband.

6. I relate to animals more than people sometimes.

7. There are people in my life that I wish would like me, but they just don't.

8. When I meet someone new I always think they look and sound normal and I present as the total opposite.

9. Unexpected phone calls or doorbell rings are panic-inducing for me.

10. I wish people would say what they actually feel. I wish I would say what I actually feel.

11. I've finally accepted there are parts of me and relationships that will never completely heal and that's ok.

"The curious paradox is when I accept myself as I am, then I change."

-Carl Rogers

Inward & Onward

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4 kommentarer

19 sep. 2022

I respect your honesty so much, Diana. Very inspiring.

Diana DeVaul
19 sep. 2022

Thank you❤️❤️My hope is to help others feel less alone. The truth really does set us free!


18 sep. 2022

Love this! Such an inspiring and honest listing most of us can identify with! Mine: With every ethical decision I make I wonder if my dad in heaven would be proud. Hope so ❤️😇

Diana DeVaul
18 sep. 2022

There’s so much we don’t know about others and sometimes even ourselves, but the more we know the easier it is to extend compassion. I love that you have a heavenly counsel to consult, even if after the fact. I know your dad would be incredibly proud of the man you are❤️

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