By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

"When I was interviewing people for my shame research, many of the participants talked about the pain of overhearing people talking about them or the shame of learning that the "gossip" was about them. It was so heart-wrenching that I started working on a no-gossip practice. Dang, that was lonely at first. But it was also painfully educational. It was only a matter of weeks before I realized that several of my connections, that I thought of as real friendships, were founded entirely on talking about other people. Once that was gone, we had nothing in common and nothing to talk about."

-Brene' Brown
Hmmm ...
Choose your companions carefully,
And close the circle to negativity.
Be known as a "non-participant" in bullcrap and refuse to take part in insecure verbal nonsense.
Gossip wrecks lives ...
Be courageous enough to call it out.
Energy positively returns in the company of the positively beautiful.
Find that little crowd and immerse yourself in it.
"Let your love send off so much positive energy that it shifts the vibrations in the room."