I can encourage my daughter to love her body, but what really matters are the observations she makes about my relationship with my own body.
Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others.
The difficult thing is that vulnerability is the first thing I look for in you and the last thing I'm willing to show you. In you, it's courage and daring. In me, it's weakness.
I was raised in a family where vulnerability was barely tolerated: no training wheels on our bicycles, no goggles in the pool, just get it done. And so I grew up not only with discomfort about my own vulnerability, I didn't care for it in other people either.
Hugo von Hofmannsthal