I thought about a couple of experiences I had when I was pretty early in my surgical career and had some not so pleasant interactions with colleagues who were questioning me.
And because I came from a patriarchal home where my opinion never mattered, I was always really defensive when my colleagues would challenge me.
At that time, I didn't see it as a challenge. I saw it as a conflict that reminded me of how people in my family interacted.
So I would lash out and get triggered.
"Are you going to be a four-year-old for the rest of your life?" the leader of that conference asked.
I always say that change starts with awareness.
And to be free from our subconscious programming, we need to be present so we can recognize the past that's coming in, name it, and put it together in a different way.
My friend and colleague Deirdre Fay shares how we can do that in today's episode of The Best of The Menopause Movement podcast.
Deirdre Fay works with people who have crummy histories to develop an inner platform for success to get their needs met for life. With decades of experience as a psychotherapist and educator, Deirdre brings together modern neurobiology and ancient wisdom into a practice in what she calls becoming safely embodied.
During the podcast we talk about how to listen to yourself, what emotions really are PLUS: