#350- Ruminating vs. Feeling Your Feelings- What’s the Difference?

#350- Ruminating vs. Feeling Your Feelings- What’s the Difference? People tend to confuse feeling your feelings with ruminating. Rehashing the same story over and over is not processing your feelings—that’s ruminating. It’s a way of staying focused on stories and the meaning you give them. It’s also a way of avoiding your deeper feelings. You think […]

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#304- But Disappointment Might Kill Me!

#304- But Disappointment Might Kill Me! Do you have a laundry list of emotions you think you can’t handle? Maybe you think you’ll be swallowed up by criticism, negative emotions, loneliness or loss—loss of a partner, status, money, job, etc. The overarching theme in all of this is disappointment. People avoid disappointment all the time because […]

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The Curse Of Intelligence

Living in your head, ‘intellectually’ got it all figured out. You know what’s coming, because you get the nuances life has to offer….and know what each situation calls for in response. It’s not a fun way to live; there’s rare surprises and even rarer variation from the rigidity of holding to the way you do things […]

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Power of Gratitude

Sometimes I hear, “Have an Attitude of Gratitude,” with the purpose of helping me manifest what I want; have more peace, feel more open and overall, less frustrated with my current lot in life. And at those times, when I’m most frustrated, I find it difficult to really step out of my comfort zone with it’s revolving thoughts! […]

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