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Be Awkward

In session, clients say the most amazing things. Things that help others hear their hearts and foster closeness. ⁣

I often ask, “Have you shared that with _______?” ⁣

And many times, they say no. ⁣

When I ask why not, awkwardness comes up a lot as a reason. ⁣

Fears about timing, saying the right words and bumbling over them show up frequently. Not to mention, fears about being seen as silly or overly emotional or sentimental also show up.⁣

But there is such strength in this kind of softness or vulnerability. Sometimes the things that make us feel awkward are the things that we really need to say – the things that would help the most. ⁣

So to that, I say — be awkward. ⁣

And, in fact, perhaps that’s the most fearless thing of all.

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Natalia Amari, LCSW

Natalia Amari, LCSW

On a mission to help others overcome experiences of trauma and reclaim their personal power. In the name of hope and empowerment, Natalia brings culturally responsive, attachment oriented, trauma therapy to people striving to break free from the past and unearth their best self.

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Natalia Amari, LCSW

On a mission to help others overcome experiences of trauma and reclaim their personal power. In the name of hope and empowerment, Natalia brings culturally responsive, attachment oriented, trauma therapy to people striving to break free from the past and unearth their best self.

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