How to Feel Your Feelings

How to Feel Your Feelings

For a long time in my life, I mistook talking about my feelings for actually feeling my feelings.There’s a big difference. I was good at labeling and identifying my feelings.I could tell you all about how I felt about something that was going on.I could explain what...
What Does It Mean to Be “Emotionally Literate”?

What Does It Mean to Be “Emotionally Literate”?

Developing our emotional literacy is a significant aspect of becoming more resourced to have difficult conversations, but… What does it actually mean to have emotional literacy?   Emotional literacy is an umbrella term that captures a set of skills and capacities that...

From Wallowing and Venting to (Self) Empathy

Can venting ever be “productive”? Is it ok sometimes to just “wallow” in our feelings? Yes, of course. As many of you who’ve worked with me for a while already know: I believe that there is a time and a place for everything. Everything fits somewhere, sometime,...
Learning the Art of Emotional Alchemy

Learning the Art of Emotional Alchemy

Our emotions bring us a tremendous amount of passion and power.  They give us invaluable information about our underlying universal human needs and are a source of vitality, aliveness, and connection for ourselves and others. Embracing the fullest range of...

How to Process Your Emotions

Processing emotions means literally allowing the feelings to move through your body, swelling up to a crescendo and moving the energy out of your system. As I was talking about the importance of processing emotions as opposed to stuffing them, repressing them, coping...