Continuing Exploration of Validation
So I’m learning to listen to people’s feelings/problems without offering advice in how to resolve them. This ties in with “Validating” their feelings. No need to fix, no need for observation or opinion, just listening is enough. If you are coming from a “want to fix” pattern it is no easy task, yet may be more beneficial than interjection. Listening is key when exploring the ability to Validate others.
“VALIDATION” – We all get it in different ways. Some people need it more than others, but I think it’s safe to say it feels good no matter who you are. So, on that note, let’s be keenly aware of anyone in your circle that wants some sort of validation. Whether it be a quick thank you, a sincere compliment, props for a job well done or noticing someone’s personal breakthrough. Get Creative! In this giving we are receiving, always and in all ways.
Food Republic Features Vanessa on “That Cali Lifestyle”
Vanessa was a featured in an article “Fitness for the Soul,” part of a series called #Influencers about “That Cali Lifestyle,” where she talks about her pastimes when she’s not teaching and her favorite CA places. She talks about hiking Fryman Canyon with her German Shepard, Prophet, going out to new restaurants, and her love of San Francisco. Read the full article on Food Republic.