What Is Anger’s Real Name?

Gina Butz emotions, grief, perspective 2 Comments

Sometimes on New Year’s Eve, when I’m feeling ambitious and intentional about our family relationships, we review the year together. One question we ask our kids is, “what’s one thing you learned this year?” Our last year overseas, our then 10-year-old said, “I’ve learned that anger is a secondary emotion,” and I high fived myself. Partly because it felt like …

Being Human

Gina Butz courage, grace, identity 2 Comments

So I’m in this women’s group about shame. Yep, shame. Sounds fun right? And not at all awkward. We’re talking about it because it’s the topic of a book we’re reading by Brené Brown, and if you don’t know who she is you should go find out. Wow. Just wow. The book we’re reading is called I Thought it was …