All Feelings Are Valid

All Feelings Are Valid

All Feelings Are Valid - I 100% agree with this statement. Often the feelings which come to mind when I read this statement are anger, happiness, sadness and frustration, all of which are valid, but fairly generalized emotions. I find myself thinking "okay, yes all feelings are valid, but it would be really nice if [...]

Emotional Modesty: Minimizing Emotional Needs to Avoid Conflict

Reading Time: 8 minutes "As a child, what was your sense of emotional needs versus your parent's reactions?" One afternoon Karla, my therapist, asked me this question. I immediately launched into how my mom was a single parent and was always making sure us kids got to our activities on time, were fed, looked presentable [...]