Staying grounded while spending time with family

The holidays are approaching, and anytime we return to our families of origin, it can bring up a lot of stuff - old patterns and habits, feelings of shame or inadequacy. For those of us who are sensitive, and especially those who have done a lot of work and growth this year, a trip home can be more than unpleasant - it can threaten to unravel all the hard inner work you’ve done.

Let me start by saying: one visit cannot undo the ground you’ve covered (even if it feels like it). That is yours to keep.

Gillian BenAry