I was recently preparing for an uncomfortable conversation when a spontaneous thought came to mind: How old do I want to be in this discussion? It hadn't occurred to me before that rather than reacting out of fear and from an adolescent (or earlier) instinct, I could choose to use every year of my well-earned experience. And it WAS a choice. If I wanted to speak from a child's perspective I could do that. I also had the option of approaching the situation with the wisdom of an adult. In this particular case I chose the latter. And that, as they say, made all the difference.
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Rachel Moore, MA, MFTI is a Marriage & Family Therapy Registered Intern in San Diego, CA. Rachel helps writers, artists, musicians, and other creative types overcome anxiety and depression. She is trained in EMDR therapy.