I was feeling bad this morning so I emailed a friend who helped me get from uh oh (feeling yucky) to ah ha. It was a simple realization. I had been feeling yucky because of interactions with people who made me feel yucky. It wasn't a matter of "no one can make you feel bad, you choose how you feel". Instead, it was a matter of being overly taxed and not able to let it slide off thoroughly enough.
So, through my conversation with this friend, I realized I need to bolster my interactions with my woman friends who:
* can solve problems on their own
* like themselves
* have nothing to prove