Celebrating Difference

February 19, 2014
Hosted by Andrea Mathews

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Episode Description

Last week we talked to Andrew Solomon about differences. We are going to continue that topic today as we explore what it means to an individual to be different. One of the complaints clinicians commonly hear from clients is this feeling they carry of being alien in their families of origin. This would not be true it their differences were accepted, even celebrated, by family. Unfortunately, not only does family reject us for being different but so does the social milieu in general. Children who feel the most rejected for their difference are often those who are selected by bullies for bullying. In fact, we even talk about difference in terms of its feeling: “feeling different” has become a way of describing that feeling of rejection. But what if “feeling different” could simply mean “celebrating me?” It is fascinating that in America we formulated a country out of the need for freedom to be different and then set out to obliterate it entirely. Let’s talk about that today.

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Andrea Mathews

Andrea Mathews

Andrea Mathews is the host of the Authentic Living Show, author of two books, Restoring My Soul: A Workbook for Finding and Living the Authentic Self (2007), and coming out on September 30, 2011 and published by O Books, The Law of Attraction: The Soul’s Answer To Why It Isn’t Working And How It Can. A published poet, with several magazine articles also published, Andrea is also a psychotherapist with a thriving private practice where she uses both Cognitive and Transpersonal therapy to assist a diverse population with many different issues. You can learn more about Andrea’s books, articles, practice and more at www.andreamathewslpc.com. Andrea offers Corporate Training and Motivational and Inspirational presentations through www.InnerWings.com.

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