Feel how you feel and give yourself permission to feel that way.

Dear Readers,

Pissed off? Frustrated? Tired? Angry? Sad? Depressed? Scared?

Good. That means you are alive, human, and breathing.

This week’s blog is all about me giving you permission to get all up in your feelings and feel how you feel.

I heard an awesome interview with Brene Brown who was talking to Marc Brackett about his new book, “Permission To Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive.

who was explaining that the feelings we have are also tied to the feelings we have about the feelings we are having, it gets complicated in a hurry.

For example, if you feel irritated and frustrated that you are having to teach your kid, and then feel guilty for feeling that way because “at least you have a job thatand you “should” feel grateful….

Um, no. Humans are much more beautiful and complex than that. Did you know you are capable of feeling BOTH those things, literally in the same minute or even second?

Case in point, a few weeks ago, when I burned this cup of macaroni and cheese in my microwave,

I was

1. Scared it was in fact on fire. The smell was dramatic.

2. Irritated at the notion I would have to clean it up and make more.

3. Relieved that there was not a fire.

4. Filled with shame because I was feeding myself and kid the macaroni and cheese rather than something healthier or more substantial. *writers note to parents reading this* – I am not judging you if you do this, I am judging myself.

Also, we have so many strictures in place right now, telling us what we can and CAN NOT do, I really think it’s okay to feel how you feel and feel the way you feel about it. Really go ahead, feel all your feelings.

Think About It.

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