Updated: May 11
May is also Mental Health Awareness Month when we try to normalize emotions.
Did you know that 1 in 4 people in the US have a mental illness? Yet there is still so much stigma around the topic.
Showing our emotions or talking about them freely is viewed by many as a weakness or a flaw. You get accused of being overly emotional or even dramatic.
Growing up, I was constantly told how to feel. More specifically, I was taught to control and hide my emotions. We NEVER talked about our feelings. If I expressed sadness or anger, I was made to feel like I was wrong or even a bad person. It's taken time, healing, and therapy to finally get to where I feel comfortable and safe with my emotions.
Now I teach my clients to feel safe and deserving enough to explore, embody and express their emotions. If more people lived with a sense of emotional freedom, the world would be a better place.
It's time for us to ditch the shame around emotions and normalize humans as emotional beings.
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