All of you is welcome here.

It’s not a grammatical error and by ‘here’ I don’t only mean that you are welcome to my brand new website, although that too is of course true. I mean that I invite you to pause for a moment and allow all of you, your whole self to be welcome, right here, right now wherever you may be.

There are the gloriously shiny bits of you, your natural talents and the abilities you’ve learned. There’s the child in you, maybe the sibling and the parent, the friend and the advisor, the expert and the helper. The kind parts and the loving parts, the bit that scrubs up well when you make the effort. These parts arrive easily. They’re used to being welcomed.

But how about the other parts? The bit that sometimes drinks too much, or was mean to someone they cared about, the part that didn’t feel like going to work today, or the part that doesn’t like to admit it has a bit of a penchant for porn, or for staying up too late and eating food that isn’t good for you. Welcome to all these parts.

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