Site icon Justine Froelker

Underneath weary burnout is often the root of resentment.

How many of us…
– don’t say no enough
– do everything for everyone
– do not make the time to refill and restore ourselves
– don’t have healthy boundaries
– aren’t clear about our expectations of ourselves and others
– don’t ask for what we want and need
– insist on doing it all ourselves
– don’t own and healthily cope with our own stuff…

Pick your unspoken….

Except, remember, the unspoken is never benign.

This means that too often the unspoken
only festers and takes root as resentment.
And I’m talking those hard to weed out
in one swift clean pull of a root.
And no, scorching the land with chemicals isn’t the answer either.

By the time we see weary burnout in our homes
and within ourselves,
the root of resentment is often deep and invasive.
And, yep, I mean, dandelion invasive.

The skills of vulnerability, empathy, and shame resilience
can help loosen the soil.
Along with curious language and the intention of courage, humility, and service,
because this is connection,
and helps us get to the root of so much,
including weary burnout.

It is here, the life of courageous resilience,
that the soil is fertile for healing and growth.

*too far with the gardening reference on this cold and gray St. Louis fall morning…? Never. ??

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