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The "Vowels"

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I have been reading Brene Brown's book, The Gifts of Imperfection. I have really enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone. In her book, Brene shared the "vowels" of abstinence. I found them very helpful and wanted to share them. (In its original context, the word "abstinence" referred specifically to abstinence from alcohol - I believe the "vowels" were designed for use in a 12-step program. However, "abstinence" can be applied to thinking - have I abstained from emotional eating today? - or something else.)

A - Have I been abstinent today?

E - Have I exercised today?

I - What have I done for myself today?

O - What have I done for others today?

U - Am I holding on to unexpressed emotions today?

Y - Yeah! What's something good that happened today?

And a link to Brene Brown's website if you have any interest :)

www.brenebrown.com/
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SPARKLINGHOPE 2/26/2013 2:35PM

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