What rescue dogs can teach us about vulnerability


Like a lot of people, I have a hard time being vulnerable. I find it easier to act cheerful even when I don’t feel that way, directing my attention outward: taking classes and planning happy hours, listening to friends and family and colleagues when they talk about their problems and brainstorming solutions. I hate the idea that someone might look at me and think I seem sad, anxious, or lonely. And I really hate asking for help.


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