When you catch yourself starting to take inventory on someone else, stop. Stop, take a breath and realize that the reason you are readying to judge and criticize is likely because you feel hurt, disappointed or disheartened by words or events that have transpired. With this in mind, acknowledge that you are hurt, validate the pain, and then explore options that you control—actionable avenues— that will make you feel better without blaming or attacking another. Remember, you are the only person you can control and you are responsible for taking care of your feelings; don’t give that power to anyone, it’s meant for you.

E.L Chappel author of Spirit Dance/Storm Makers/Coming very soon: The Surge

When you understand that how you feel starts with you, not with what someone did to you, how someone has treated you, or what someone has said to or about you, you will discover the incredible gift of knowing that everything you need to feel better, heal, be at peace, connect, is inside of you.

aka The Glamorous Wife