by Carrie Maldonado
Any time we are in an unpleasant-feeling situation, we have two choices in how to respond: there is rationalization and there is truth.
Rationalization is a process of telling yourself a story about something to make yourself feel better about that situation. The purpose of rationalization is to keep yourself from taking the scary step towards change. Truth, on the other hand, leads to freedom, hope and change. How so, you ask?