Grappling with cognitive dissonance helps us grow.

When we reflect honestly, we see that our thoughts and actions don’t always align with the beliefs and values we think we hold. That’s okay! It’s an opportunity to expand your heart and mind.

Examine the inner conflict with an attitude of patience and curiosity. Do your daily thoughts and actions reflect the stories you tell yourself about who you are and what you value?

If these don’t perfectly align, many unhelpful temptations lurk. For instance, you could go into denial, rationalize the differences, or berate…

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Stephanie Winn

Stephanie Winn

Counselor, Airbnb host, houseplant collector, barefoot wanderer