I remembered what I taught my boys, which was, If you’re trying to build a house, you need more than just a hammer. I was actually able to empty the boxes of nonsensical memories in my brain and learn how to deal with them if they actually popped up in my head.
I became the confident person that I had only seen in glimpse!
My family relationships, friendships and my boyfriend at the time became shiny and new! I’ve already recommended people to the program and have told them that what they will learn is invaluable and they’re worth it.Everyone deserves to know how to love themselves, to value themselves and learn how to value others.Although Jake Barnes is the protagonist of The Sun Also Rises, Brett serves as the novel's center, its objective focus.She is the "sun" around which the other characters orbit, starstruck, in the way that the Basque peasants place her on a wine cask and dance in adoration during the fiesta, as if Brett were a goddess."I had a lot of built up childhood trauma stored up in my brain and it was affecting my relationship and I was becoming self-destructive.
I tried to deal with it on my own with my own tools and understanding.In her book Terrible Honesty, the writer Ann Douglas points out that the 1920s is the earliest decade that seems modern or contemporary to us. And yet she strikes all those who meet her, even Bill Gorton, as attractively feminine.Notably, Brett seems not to have any female friends; she is a "man's woman." As a result, nearly all the men in the book fall in love with her: not just Jake and Cohn, but Mike, Romero, the Count, and even the drummer in the Paris nightclub and the Basque peasants who see her on the streets of Pamplona.Jake and Mike love Brett so passionately, in fact, that they are willing to allow (and in Jake's case, encourage) the object of their affection to pursue affairs with other men.Yet Brett's breezy style and the way in which she is game for any experience (remember that she doesn't flinch at the carnage in the bullring) hardly indicate personal happiness, much less inner peace. Also, Brett seems to feel dirty, as evinced by the number of baths she takes during the story; indeed, she may be attracted to Jake partly because he is "clean" — that is, asexual. After all, he is only a teenager, in a very conservative society. First, like Jake, Mike, and the Count, she is a war veteran."Sarah, 39 years old, San Francisco “I thought the problem was that I just couldn’t meet the “right” person. Ashley, I now see the problem completely differently – I had to get to know myself better and, specifically, what I wanted and needed. I was going in circles – same old profile online and continuing to go against my gut with men only resulted in me feeling exhausted/drained. She made such an impactful impression that I sought her out several months later. Little did I know that I would start reviewing all of my relationships.