Emotions are unique and don’t combine with other emotions because of their uniqueness. My mood is the sum of all my emotions. This is how I understood that it is possible to experience multiple emotions simultaneously.
Do you think about words, the definition, the etymology, and the meaning to the local people using them? We can write our own story, making us the adventurous hero, an astronaut, a race car driver, a fashion designer, or anything we can dream. Writing words can give us power by helping us to understand ourselves, our feelings, and what we would like to do with our lives.
We are on our way to realizing our dream of helping people understand and learn how to better communicate their feelings. Our first children's book created for this goal is almost ready! We are accepting pre-orders starting today and anticipate shipping books starting December 12.
I am still early in the investigation stage of my chronic emotional pain. While remaining gentle toward myself, I have identified some maladaptive coping mechanisms that I used to deal with my depression and anxiety. I now have hope and a path forward to a life of happiness and ease.
My previous blog on Acknowledging Pain was intentionally vague regarding whether my suffering is from physical or emotional pain. My chronic pain is emotional. So what's next in treating my chronic emotional pain?
I suffer from chronic pain but can't remember when it first started or when it progressed from an occasional painful moment to a chronic, continual pain with only brief periods of relief.
This is the beginning of my journey for help.
Is the idea of “no one cares” part of our cultural history of ignoring and suppressing feelings? Is the idea of “work harder” part of our country’s history of Rugged Individualism? From wherever “no one cares – work harder” comes, it’s certainly not something I want to embrace. And, more importantly, it’s something I want to speak out against now that I know better.