Emotionally Numb? Learn Where You Feel Emotions On Your Body
According to NPR, a team of scientist in Finland created a map of where we feel human emotions on the body. Yes, that’s right! This picture here shows where we feel emotions in the body. Check it out and read more here
A dysfunctional family is any family with more than one person in it.
This website is pretty awesome. It’s about reducing the stigma around having a therapist. Below is from the site. If you like it, check it out and share!
Well I don’t actually see all 10, personally. But I do see what an amazing impact they have every single day! I am the office manager for a small counseling practice. Starting my job I didn’t know what to expect from the clients OR the therapists.
As time has gone on I am simply amazed at how empathetic, caring, and compassionate the therapists are. I am also astounded by our clients. Getting to know them has allowed me to see that they are committed to making their lives better for themselves and the people around them. I am so grateful to be a part of this field and am so proud of the work that my therapists and clients do every day.
when your little girl
asks you if she’s pretty
your heart will drop like a wineglass
on the hardwood floor
part of you will want to say
of course you are, don’t ever question it
and the other part
the part that is clawing at
will want to grab her by her shoulders
look straight into the wells of
her eyes until they echo back to you
you do not have to be if you don’t want to
it is not your job
both will feel right
one will feel better
she will only understand the first
when she wants to cut her hair off
or wear her brother’s clothes
you will feel the words in your
mouth like marbles
you do not have to be pretty if you don’t want to
it is not your job
“The emotion of fear often works overtime. Even when there is no immediate threat, our body may remain tight and on guard, our mind narrowed to focus on what might go wrong. When this happens, fear is no longer functioning to secure our survival. We are caught in the trance of fear and our moment-to-moment experience becomes bound in reactivity. We spend our time and energy defending our life rather than living it fully.”
― Tara Brach, Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha