Getting Over Our Childhoods

After having lunch with friends last week, and talking about the impact of our childhoods on our learning to be adults, I came across this quote in an article in More. “Most of us spend the bulk of our adult lives getting over our childhoods. Coming to terms with how we were loved is some of the most important work we do, arguably more important than what we do for a living.”

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I think this resonates with those who feel their childhoods were perfect, warm and supported as well as those who think childhood was a nightmare – and for everyone in between.

Marcia Menter is the author of The Office Sutras: Exercises for Your Soul at Work.

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