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22: The Boxes We Still Live In

Last week we talked about the boxes that we were all raised in. This week, we’re diving even deeper and asking you to think critically about which boxes no longer serve you.

Who are you? What do you stand for? What do you believe in? And what do you need to do in order to break free from your box to live your most authentic life possible?


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Welcome back to Breathe In, Breathe Out. I’m Krystal Jakosky and I’m glad that you returned. Last week. I was talking about the boxes that every one of us has brought up with the values, the morals, the beliefs of those who raised us. And as we grow up and move out and spread our wings, we’re confronted with new beliefs and understandings often breaking out on our own causes, a little internal discomfort, and we’re left asking, what do we want to carry forward in our lives? What really sits well with me? And I want to like embody and move with, and what ones would I rather just kind of let go of and move on without the ones that leave us unsettled are the ones that we have an opportunity to really look at and evaluate.

Sometimes we’ll adjust them a little bit for ourselves and other times we might just let them go by the wayside altogether. And yet it’s all about finding peace and understanding for yourself, compassion for yourself. Sometimes it’s easy to think that you are the only one struggling with adjusting to the box or the lack of the box. I have four siblings when I was eight years old. My parents got a divorce and lives changed lives were changed. My mom’s life, my dad’s life, my new step-mom and, and her kids’ lives and all of us kids. And I mean, it was just, a lot of lives were changed. We all kind of dealt with it in our own way. And yet a few years ago, one of my siblings reached out and started a conversation about what we all went through and how we all felt. And all of our own personal experiences.

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