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Dr. Kelly Flanagan
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Psychologist. Writer. Collector of all things redemptive.
Psychologist. Writer. Collector of all things redemptive.

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[New UnTangled Post] On this first day of summer...may this be a season in which you watch the world around you more closely, the world within you more tenderly, and may you glimpse ever more clearly your deepest, truest, worthiest, most loveable self…

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[New UnTangled Post] "As her father, am I here to make her feel like daddy’s adorable little girl, or am I here to encourage her to be a strong and independent woman? What is my job here?"

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[New UnTangled Post] If we never learn how to express anger at home in constructive ways, we will find ways to express it outside of the home, in destructive ways. 

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[New UnTangled Post] "When a bunch of six-year-olds fail and then look to you, they’re never wondering how they DID; they’re always wondering who they ARE. They’re not wondering who gets the biggest trophy; they’re wondering who gets the biggest hug."

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[New Post] As human beings, we are the only creatures on the planet that can grieve a loss before it happens, so we are the only creatures who can live our lives as an act of cherishing.

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[New UnTangled Post] The biggest burden isn’t feeling like a mess; the biggest burden is feeling alone in your mess.

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[New UnTangled Post] "Therapy doesn’t take away your pain; it takes you into the depths of your pain, until you discover there in that abyss, the core of who you are. Your truest, most loveable self. Your heart. Your soul. In other words, your worthiness. Your beauty. Your love. Your reason for being here."

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[New UnTangled Post] Everything I wish someone had told me at graduation. For instance: "The solutions you are searching for do not exist." 

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[New UnTangled Post] Here's a new definition of success: Success is what happens when your true self becomes your lived self, regardless of who applauds. 

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[New UnTangled Post] When we trade growing up for growing young again, we discover that true adulthood is really a second childhood.
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