How do you deal with difficult feelings?
By Jenny Gould, Jun 21 2019 09:12AM
It’s very common to deal with difficult feelings by suppressing them. The problem is that means we also dumb down positive emotions because it’s not possible to be selective about which we suppress. The more we try to detach from, and avoid our feelings, the more they will stay locked inside a kind of negative cycle within us. Emotions need to see the light of day, to be acknowledged and ‘unpacked’ and in that way we can allow ourselves to let them go. I love this definition: ‘vulnerability is where courage and fear meet’. I highly recommend Brené Brown’s book “Daring Greatly” and you will also find many You Tube videos of her talks.