What if we framed them as ‘courageous’, ‘necessary’, or ‘important’ conversations? Or how about ‘crunchy’, ‘noodly’, or ‘rumbly’ conversations? Maybe even ‘curious’, ‘constructive’, or ’empathetic’ conversations?
Might that change how we feel about them? Or how we show up and approach them?
The way we frame things influences the way we feel about them and the story we tell ourselves about them.
So if a particular framing isn’t working for us, we have permission to consider another.