Vulnerability – the way to Connection

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There is nothing worse than feeling alone. And believe me when I say, you never truly are ! 

We all have problems in common, but isolation and not sharing make us struggle in silence. 

And it’s easy to feel this way in times of social media: the picture perfect posts, the appearance of an easily achievable happiness. So the question becomes, what am I doing wrong to not have this life ? What is wrong with me ? 

I’ve been very open about my struggles, from mental health, to being overweight and being a mom of 3, exactly for that reason. Being vulnerable and sharing my story brought connection. 

Shame dies when stories are told in safe places.”

Ann Voskamp

You realize that there are people that face the same challenges and as cliche as it sounds, there is strength in numbers. Not feeling alone brings validation that your problems are real and not a sign of weakness.

Setting an example and showing that you can come out on the other side of difficult situations, creates hope.

So I would like to challenge you, to be a bit more open and vulnerable with the people around you. You might be surprised what things you have in common !

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Marion Herrmann

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Wife and Mommy of 3. Martial Arts enthusiast. Training in Bjj, Judo, Krav Maga, Kali and Combat Hapkido. Founder of the Lioness Legion.

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