Healing Requires Feeling

We often turn to maladaptive coping behaviors in order to anesthetize painful feelings. That’s where things like drugs, eating disorders, self harm, alcohol, etc. come into play. Feelings can suck, who can blame you for wanting to avoid them? But if you’re ever going to truly live life, you’re going to have to feel. FeelingContinue reading “Healing Requires Feeling”

Smile!

Part of having feelings is expressing them. When you’re expressing joy, happiness, contentment, enjoyment, etc. you may smile or laugh. When you’re not feeling those emotions and someone tells you you should be smiling or makes you feel like you should smile, that can be incredibly painful and awkward. It can take a whole lotContinue reading “Smile!”

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