The Power of Gentle Strength with Michelle Anthony | Ep22

How can we be strong and soft at the same time? In this episode, we talk with Michelle Anthony about the importance of empathy, speaking up for yourself, and why sensitivity is a superpower. 

 

Summary:

  • our personal stories behind being highly-sensitive and emotional creatives
  • how we can regularly tap into our empathy and why it’s important
  • how to approach conflicts, both internal and external, in a healthy ways
  • knowing your indicators, especially in your most important relationships
  • what we can learn about our communication style from our learned habits as kids
  • how to speak up and start sharing your opinion in a way that feels good to you
  • the definition of gentle strength and why it’s important 
  • understanding which battles are worth fighting for in relationships
  • how to build your own self-trust and how it contributes to your wellbeing
  • what gentle strength looks like in our everyday lives

 

 

Quotables:

  • “I want to help people be both soft and strong.” 
  • “It’s surprising how clarifying it is to ask someone directly what they need.”  
  • “Empathy helps me help in a way that’s actually helpful.” 
  • “Having an opinion is not something to apologize for.”
  • “You don’t need to be the loudest voice to be a strong one.”
  • “Set aside time and energy to understand how you feel.” 
  • “Believe in your own strength and your ability to stand on your own.” 
  • “You have to take care of yourself but you can’t berate yourself when you don’t.”
  • “You have to remind yourself to trust that gut reaction."
  • “You don’t have to do emotional gymnastics to come to an answer.” 

 

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