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Insecurities From My Weaknesses and the Surprising Discovery

Do you feel insecure when your weaknesses are made known? I sure do! But I learned something this week about my insecurities and my emotions from them. And it really surprised me. About a month ago, I volunteered to teach an art lesson for each of my kiddo’s classes. Now, I am definitely not an… Continue reading Insecurities From My Weaknesses and the Surprising Discovery

INHERITED: Eye Color, Body Shape, Diseases, and Emotions!

How much do you know about your ancestors? Do you know the names of your great, great grandparents? Have you ever seen their pictures? Read their journals? Or heard their stories? I love discovering my people: the ones who had lives as real and complicated as my own, who laughed and cried and grew and… Continue reading INHERITED: Eye Color, Body Shape, Diseases, and Emotions!

Emotional Offspring. Yeah, That’s a Thing.

When I learned emotions are messengers that tell us important things we need to do, I was so relieved! This simple but profound understanding could help me work through my emotions to avoid the negative consequences from them, and to finally regain my sense of peace. But how could I ever learn all the meanings… Continue reading Emotional Offspring. Yeah, That’s a Thing.

How to Feel Better After Overwhelming Social Gatherings

Have you ever experienced feeling fine before a big gathering, but then afterward, you felt exhausted, overwhelmed, perhaps angry, frustrated, irritated, or even completely depressed? Has that happened to you before? It's happened to me. And afterward, I always vow to myself--I'm never doing that again! But the problem is that I can't not ever be… Continue reading How to Feel Better After Overwhelming Social Gatherings

How to More Clearly Discern Your Emotions’ Messages

How are you doing in recognizing the message your emotions are bringing to you? Are you getting the hang of it? Are you feeling the shift in your life yet? Or are you getting stuck? I remember when I first learned about the purpose in our emotions—that they bring us an important message of something… Continue reading How to More Clearly Discern Your Emotions’ Messages

Are You (fill in the blank) Right Now? And How to Work Through Your Anger

Are you feeling angry right now? You know, upset, mad, or ticked off? Or maybe you are a little more than that . . . like irate, infuriated, incensed, or livid? Did someone just push the right buttons today that made your blood boil? Are you feeling frustrated with anything or anyone? Because you can’t… Continue reading Are You (fill in the blank) Right Now? And How to Work Through Your Anger

Moldy Leftovers and How Your Emotions Tell You it’s Time to Throw Them Out

Do you dread cleaning out the fridge? I do! It was one drizzly, fall day that I finally brought myself to purge the fridge. Container after jar after baggie, I pulled out moldy leftovers. I chucked the unidentifiable contents into a giant ziploc bag for the trashcan, and tossed the dirty containers into the dishwasher.… Continue reading Moldy Leftovers and How Your Emotions Tell You it’s Time to Throw Them Out

A Ruined Funeral and How I Fixed It

Have you ever had an important event ruined because you were angered by someone? I have. Were you able to work through that anger? I am remembering the funeral for my grandfather a few months ago and how I observed many things—about how people grieve differently, about how not dealing with current emotions contributes to… Continue reading A Ruined Funeral and How I Fixed It