Growing up, I remember two primary emotions in our household: Anxiety and anger. It was normal to have full-blown screaming matches that could wake up the neighbors, and I was no exception. I could rant with the best of them.
But when it came to the softer stuff, like sensing my own sadness or recognizing my deep loneliness or knowing I needed a hug, I didn’t have a clue.
Instead, I would just feel anxious, uncomfortable or misunderstood.
And that would lead me to food.
…or to stuffing my feelings and stewing in resentment.
…or to obsessing and trying to fix myself.
Or to all of the above!
Do you relate to any of this?
If you do, or if you’ve struggled in your own way with feeling and expressing emotions, then you might find last Friday’s Facebook Live “How To Feel Safe Feeling” helpful.
In it, I revealed:
- Why so many of us have a hard time feeling our feelings. (There’s more to it than you may think!)
- 3 insider strategies to start feeling safe feeling now
You can watch the video on my business Facebook page here.
Or catch it on Youtube right here.
Whether you struggle with hyper-sensitivity and stuffing feelings or not even knowing what they are, there will be some nuggets for you in this video because whatever end of the spectrum you fall on, it’s all a part of the same pattern.
If feeling or expressing your feelings is a particular challenge, I want to tell you about Kaitlin.
Kaitlin joined the Freedom Embodied Academy a few months ago so she could stop self-medicating with food, get unstuck in her business and finally feel comfortable feeling her emotions, after decades of being blocked.
Within a few short months, Kaitlin had gotten all three – freedom from the food, on fire in her business and, to use her words, “100% comfortable in my skin and finally able to sit with my feelings.”
Knowing Kaitlin, she would want you to know that she didn’t have some secret trick that you don’t possess. She was just really ready for a change. So when she saw a solution to her problem that resonated for her, she dove in with both feet and showed up fully.
If you find yourself in the same place – really ready for a change, and willing to dive in and show up fully, rest assured that you are already on your path to having exactly that ❤️️