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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
When Valentine's Day isn't all sunshine and roses....
Day is full of love, happiness and romance....but not for everyone. This
"hallmark holiday" can trigger stress, frustration and all kinds of
negative emotions that make us want to hide from our feelings, emotions and
therapist, I help people focus on the positive and the good in their lives
everyday. I encourage gratitude
and mindfulness daily practices like Fill
Your BAG Happy and teach skills to re-frame
negative thoughts and interpretations to more positive and realistic ones.
being said, you would think that I would tell you that to be happy and healthy,
you should eliminate or avoid emotional pain or negative
feelings. That would make sense, right?
I’m actually going to tell you the opposite.
emotional pain and building those emotional walls can often do more harm than
good. Understanding and accepting life in all of its' imperfect beauty offers
us a healthier way to experience life.
would it be like if I could accept life--accept this moment--exactly as it
answering this question, keep in mind that all emotions have a role to play in
our lives, even those that don't feel good at the moment. It can be okay (and
even healthy) to allow yourself to experience negative emotions. An important
thing to remember is that those emotions do not define you. What you
are feeling and who you are, are different. Feeling negative emotions and
practicing self-compassion and care are keys to embracing and accepting life as
it is with it's ups and it's downs.