Living in Alignment with Your Values

For women who deal with Imposter Syndrome, much of the pain we experience in our daily lives exists because we aren’t living in alignment with our values. For example, if you value honesty or truthfulness as one of your core beliefs, but you hold your own truth quietly inside because you are afraid to proclaim it, you are going to feel guilt and shame and regret about holding back that truth when the opportunity to speak it is offered.

In fact, often holding back our values isn’t only painful, but it’s also exhausting! It takes an enormous amount of mental energy to hold back our values because it requires an internal dialog of something like: “I should speak out about this issue because …” but then our brains respond with, “No! No one wants to hear your opinion. Keep quiet. You’ll sound ridiculous!” and so forth. Soun