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Who has more influence on your life? The Inner-Critic or The Inner-Best Friend?

Who has more influence on your life? The Inner-Critic or The Inner-Best Friend?

Why does it seem that The Inner-Critic (TIC) has a much stronger influence on our lives?

TIC talks us out of many things from getting a new job, asking someone out, wearing a certain outfit, speaking out, drawing, writing, etc, etc, etc. TIC typically plays off of our weaknesses and knows how to push our buttons.

The Inner Best-Friend (TIBF) knows what our weaknesses are and points out our strengths. TIBF will certainly call us out on our BS yet does so with love in their heart.

TIBF builds us up while TIC tears us down.

 

 

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The Gift That Will Last My Son a Lifetime:  A Pineapple Upside Down Cake?

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LIFE is already complicated. Why are we allowing STUFF to complicate it more?

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