Tag archive for negative emotions

How to be with your feelings

How to be with your feelings

To let go of emotional eating habits, we need to deal with our feelings differently. How? This month, do this very simple thing: Let feelings arise, and acknowledge them. And doesn’t that already feel better? Me: baby screams. Feeling: Guilt that I can’t soothe her. Feeling:…

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Sarah Sheldon’s Big Deshishions: 2) Be brave, though you are afraid of everything

Sarah Sheldon’s Big Deshishions: 2) Be brave, though you are afraid of everything

Catastrophising was an early habit for Sarah Sheldon. Even her mum can’t assuage her fear of rotting fruit Sarah Sheldon writes: Safest to sleep I have an memory of a sleepover when I was seven or eight. Everyone else wanted to get up in the…

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Words that are in me: ‘Always put your energy in things you have an influence on’

Words that are in me: ‘Always put your energy in things you have an influence on’

 Godelieve van Eekelen takes a pragmatic approach to wishing things were different What a waste! We tend to lose a lot of energy on things, and people, we have no chance of changing at all. What a waste, but we do it all the time!…

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Rejection is a badge of honour

Rejection is a badge of honour

“I seriously considered giving your money back so I wouldn’t have to read on… I was on the verge of tears”, says the woman I paid to read my novel draft  Whoa! Visceral reactions don’t come more potent than the one I got from my…

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