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Episode 36: Grown-Grown and Still Learning!

This is an edited version of a podcast episode. If you prefer to listen, click Make Me Whole Podcast to find this and all my other episodes.

Note: There is brief strong language

Hey! Welcome (back) to the Make Me Whole blog series where we explore what it means we just live better. I'm your host, Joset Rosado: proud Latina and licensed therapist bringing that unique perspective to the conversation. So, whether you're looking to deepen your relationships, improve your mental health, or simply find more joy, this is where you need to be!

I’m so excited to talk to all my fans today. I just want to continue to thank everyone for the undying support. What are we talking about today? Well, I have been thinking over the last couple of months. I’ve had some time to focus on the “Me” that I want to be, and I realized that even though I am Grown-grown at this point, everyday I learn something else. So, I wanted to share that today with all of you and see if any of these things resound with you.

You know, sometimes it takes a while for things to click. It's like we're walking around in life with our eyes closed, and then one day everything becomes crystal clear. We realize that we've made mistakes and perhaps we've been neglecting the things we need to do so we're really in a good place. So today I'm going to share some of the lessons I’ve been learning (and sometimes relearning!) with you.

1. First it hurts, then it changes you. Sometimes we just have to go through tough times in order to grow. I know it's not going to always feel good, but it is necessary. So don't be afraid of a little bit of pain. Embrace it, learn from it, and let it change you for the better.

2. Take care of yourself. Are you starting to neglect yourself again? It's so easy to put ourselves last, but we need to prioritize what's important to us, what helps us thrive. Think of one small thing you can do today, whether that is taking a bubble bath, or going for a walk outside, or getting a nice fancy coffee and doing some journaling. We do deserve to take care of ourselves and we can never let that go by the wayside.