This week on It’s OK that You’re Not OK:
Elise Loehnen: the 7 deadly sins and the crown of sadness
Should you stop being “good”?
According to the 7 deadly sins, a “good person” needs no rest, has no appetite, has no desires, puts themselves last, and is never upset.
NYT best-selling author Elise Loehnen says we spend most of our energy denying the needs and instincts that make us human – like our needs for love, connection, success, and rest.
It’s hard to be “ok” when you’ve spent a lifetime denying your own needs.
In this episode we cover:
- How the 7 deadly sins morphed into a rulebook for everyday life
- Who does she think she is?!
- Is the sin of greed keeping you from making friends?
- Why the most harmful thing you can do to a woman is destroy her reputation
- Why don’t we allow men to be sad? (it’s not what you think)
- The grief in how much time you’ve lost trying to be good
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About our guest:
Elise Loehnen is the author of the New York Times bestseller, On Our Best Behavior: The Seven Deadly Sins and the Price Women Pay to Be Good. She’s written for The Oprah Magazine, Stylist, and The New York Times, and hosts the podcast, Pulling the Thread. Find her @eliseloehnen
- Read Elise’s NYT best-seller: On Our Best Behavior: The Seven Deadly Sins and the Price Women Pay to Be Good
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- Check out Megan’s best-selling books – It’s OK That You’re Not OK and How to Carry What Can’t Be Fixed
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