Should You Believe Your Emotions?

Recently, I’ve been experiencing what I would label depression. It’s been really uncomfortable and I noticed other emotions like powerlessness, despair, and hopelessness. As experienced as I am with navigating my thoughts and emotions, this sense of depression had me entertaining thoughts such as, “what’s wrong with me, I should be doing better than this, […]

Willing to Feel

When you feel good you want to continue with that feeling, don’t you? We all seek happiness, joy, love, peace in one way or another. Oftentimes in unhealthy ways, but that’s for another blog. Right now let’s talk about willingness to feel when it doesn’t feel great. You know what I mean…I’m talking about sadness, […]

Emotions: Why We Need Them

Can you imagine not feeling pain? It might seem like a great thing, but what would warn you of harm? How would you know not to put your hand on a hot stove, for example? Well, we need emotions to give us important information. In a previous blog we talked about the concept of “good” […]

Processing Emotions

How do you process your emotions? Do you try to ignore or push them away, maybe you talk to someone about how you feel (usually this can show up as venting), or do you sit down with your favorite comfort food? These might provide immediate relief or distraction, but in the long-term they probably didn’t […]