Expressing Instead of Repressing

          In the last couple of months, I’ve made it my goal to feel my emotions to the fullest extent when they arise.            Instead of pushing them down, away, or bottling them up as I usually do, I made a conscious decision to deal with them … Continue reading Expressing Instead of Repressing

Guilt vs. Shame

          There are countless words that people use synonymously not being aware that the words don’t mean the same thing. A perfect example of this is guilt and shame.           Even though I think that these words are not the same, the dictionary would disagree with me. … Continue reading Guilt vs. Shame

Transparency with God

          Throughout my entire life, I have always been ashamed of my emotions. Crying was a sign of weakness, anger was a flaw.            I thought I needed to be poised, and if I was angry or sad I had to act the opposite. I told myself … Continue reading Transparency with God