Un-Boxed Brain

Respect the NO!

This is an edited version of a post that was originally published on Respectfully Connected My son has every right to say no to me, and when he does I respect that. There are times when I will ask him why he has said no. Often I’ll find out that I haven’t been clear in …

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I used to be oppositional until I became defiant

Wait, what? Aren’t those the same thing. Well let’s look at the definitions: Let’s start with oppositional which comes from the word opposition. “opposition [op-uh-zish-uh n]noun1. the action of opposing, resisting, or combating.2. antagonism or hostility.3. a person or group of people opposing, criticizing, or protesting something, someone, or another group.4. (sometimes initial capital letter) the …

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Acceptance is…

Today is my birthday, and unlike birthdays gone past, I woke up this morning feeling quite content with myself. Then, I received one of the best birthday presents ever. So, I wanted to share what acceptance feels like and why I am content with myself today. It’s kind of like my small gift to you …

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