Frog In the Soup
In this episode, Cali and Barb introduce us to the metaphor of being a frog in a pot of hot soup. If we’re metaphorically thrown into a pot of boiling soup, we’re going to leap out of there immediately to protect ourselves. But if we start off in a broth that’s at a comfortable temperature and then is gradually brought to a boil, we might not realize that we’ve got to leap out of there until it’s way too hot. This has happened to all of us at some point in our lives. Maybe we were in a relationship that started out great, so we denied little hurts or some dysfunction until it became a toxic hot mess. Or maybe we began a job that seemed good and paid well, so we made excuses or back-burnered aspects that never felt quite right, until work became seriously stressful. So what do we do? How can we address simmering problems before we’re in a rolling boil? Listen in and find out!