By Dr. Linda Bender, The Master Shift, August 5, 2015
Great teachers often arrive in our lives in humble packaging. I learned this from the animals in my backyard growing up.
As a child, I felt unwanted. My father worked long hours and was gone most of the time and for reasons I never fully understood, my mother was emotionally unavailable to me. The messages I got from her were about my deficiencies. I was extremely thin and self-conscious about it, even in the heat of summer I wore sweaters to hide my meager arms. The scantiness of my body seemed to express my overall feelings of insufficiency.
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