About Mentoring and Recovery

Three of my favorite mentors (Malti, Pearl, Bruce).

E.E. Cummings is quoted as saying:

The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else.

But how do we learn to “be ourselves?”

Factoring in the little we remember about genetics from middle school biology, and adding to that murky mix the impressive (and at times oppressive) array of social and environmental guidance that comes at us each day, the simplest answer is – we learn to ‘be ourselves’ from observing and interacting with those around us.

More simply put:

Mentoring happens.

Even when we don’t realize we are being mentored, we are always watching, always learning from, always being influenced by others.

The key, of course, is to choose our mentors wisely. It is my hope the posts you will find here might support you in doing just that!

Enjoy! 🙂 Shannon & flock

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Last updated: 4 Jul 2017
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 4 Jul 2017
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