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I Deserve to Express my Emotions

Emotional intelligence is a skill. The more we understand, interact and express our emotions in healthy ways, the more empathy we have for ourselves and for the world around us. I love Brene Brown's book, Atlas of the Heart - in this beautiful book she describes eighty-seven emotions and experiences. When I first picked up the book I was shocked at how few emotions I could describe (try it - how many can you name and describe?). I use this book as a reference to better understand the wealth of information that my emotional body sends to me on a daily basis. It's incredible how putting a name to a feeling can help you to relax into better understanding.

Want the list of emotions? Check it out here.

This week, explore your wealth of emotions and the information that they are giving to you about your life.

Our mantra for the week is...

I deserve to express my emotions.

My emotions provide me with a wealth of important information.

I embrace my emotional intelligence.

Our journaling prompt is…

Remember a time you experienced happiness, contentment, joy. Write about all of the details - where were you? who were you with? what sensations do you remember/or are experiencing now as you remember this time?

What sensations do you feel when you experience intense emotions? What happens when you allow yourself to feel emotions? What happens when you don't allow yourself to feel your emotions?

And our meditation is...

Find a comfortable seat. This can be sitting on the floor, in a chair. This can be laying down or even standing with support. You can choose to keep your eyes open or close them gently.

Connect to the sensation of your breath. Say "I am breathing in. I am breathing out." for 7-10 breaths. Be here in the breath.

I welcome in all of my emotions.

I deserve to feel the emotions I am experiencing

I welcome in feeling, sensation and emotional intelligence

I deserve to express my emotions in a healthy way

I welcome in relationships that allow me to feel safe to express my emotions

Continue to say these statements, watching the response in your mind, your body, your heart. Using your own words, continue to express your openness to self care and loving kindness. Allow yourself as much time as you need to listen to what your body, mind and spirit need.

Pause and allow yourself plenty of time to slowly return to your day.


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