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What’s the story I’m making up

I wonder what it would be like if we all took a beat, a bit of a pause, and got curious about that really strong opinion we are having.

Where is it coming from?

What is this really about?

What’s the story I am making up?

Could it be possible it is way more about me, my past, my old hurts and traumas, than anything?

Do I really need to express it?

How could I express it with kindness, curiosity, and through and for connection?

Oh what a world that would be…


Justine is a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 25 years of experience in traditional mental health and personal and professional development. Justine has been certified in the work of Dr. Brené Brown for ten years. Justine is the author of eleven books, including five Amazon bestsellers covering subjects such as infertility, faith, and grief. She has been honored to do two TEDx Talks, The Permission of the And and The Donut Effect. She travels nationally and presents virtually to global audiences delivering keynotes, workshops, retreats, and trainings on topics such as leadership, courage, resilience, mental health, preventing and coping with burnout, and courageous and curious conversation, especially in creating cultures of belonging and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Justine lives in St. Louis with her husband Chad, their three dogs, and for four months of the year hundreds of monarch and swallowtail butterflies.

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