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    show up for ourselves


    Sometimes the hardest way to show up for ourselves is to ask for help.


    Es geht hier darum, dass wir uns viel zu selten wichtig nehmen und viel zu oft auf die Bedürfnisse anderer eingehen.

    show up for ourselves: uns für uns selbst einsetzen??

    Habt Ihr bessere Ideen? Braucht Ihr noch mehr Kontext?

    Authorhenna-liisa (239959)  31 Aug 20, 11:53

    Sounds quite unusual to me, but it's US English so I might just have no clue.

    Found the context!

    As a clueless Brit I would guess that it means "show up" as in "be there", as it is used on this other page.

    Being there for someone means that you support them, are reliable, that kind of thing.

    #1AuthorCM2DD (236324) 31 Aug 20, 12:09

    Das scheint mir eine Variante zu to stand up for so./sth. zu sein ...

    #2Authorno me bré (700807)  31 Aug 20, 12:09

    für sich selbst einstehen


    zu sich stehen

    eher, meine ich.

    #3AuthorBraunbärin (757733)  31 Aug 20, 12:12

    : to become involved with others and make an active contribution

    But what we have to remind ourselves, and each other, is that our democracy only works for us if we show up.— America Ferrera

    also : to provide help and support for someone

    If you're in a position to defend and protect someone who is a victim of abuse, then do it… Show up for them. — Sa'iyda Shabazz


    If it's in Merriam-Webster then I guess it must be quite common in the US.

    edit: Einstehen means something like that, right?

    #4AuthorCM2DD (236324)  31 Aug 20, 12:12

    Dr. Melanie Greenberg, Ph.D., a Mill Valley, C.A.-based clinical psychologist who specializes in stress and mindfulness, and author of The Stress-Proof Brain, tells Thrive that showing up for yourself also means finding time for self-care amid our busy lives.

    “We spend so much of our time either on ‘automatic pilot,’ doing routine, mundane things, overworking, or doing things for others. Showing up for yourself means taking a break from all of that in order to be mindful and present, to care for your own health, or to nurture your own creativity and energy,” she says.


    ---I wasn't familiar with this idiom, either. See above for its use in the self-care and/or clinical psychology domains.

    #5AuthorBion (1092007)  31 Aug 20, 12:16
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