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Self-Narratives

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The narratives we subscribe to profoundly form and shape us.

Perhaps most important are the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves.

Our self-narratives can make or break us.

I often catastrophize.

My first thought isn’t, “Wow! This is awesome!”

Instead, it’s more like, “What might go wrong? How will I mess this up?”

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Sam Ochstein

Sam Ochstein

Former Pastor | Reader | Writer | Walker | Whiskey Lover | Contemplative Extrovert | MMin, MATS, MDiv (unfinished)