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Feeling Your Feelings

This article has been sitting in my drafts for months. I have attempted to write about the process of feeling our feelings and yet, I came up short every time. Every time I tried to put something constructive onto paper, it never read right or made little sense. I just couldn’t put my feelings down on paper.

I realised recently, I am only as wise as I am today and often, I’m not that wise.
While I may feel like I know everything at this moment because I have experienced my life subjectively, sometimes I need to be patient and allow new information, new feelings or new experiences to come into my life and to the surface so I can express them in ways that are manageable and concise.

I needed to really understand what ‘feeling my feelings’ meant, be humble enough to acknowledge that I am not the smartest in the room and also be vulnerable enough to say that sometimes the process hurts and it’s not as simple as attempting to intellectually decipher them. So here is the new attempt of the blog, with a little more vulnerability and humility. Hopefully it makes sense and can help.

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What is The Point in Setting a Goal if You Don’t Know Why You Want it?

Having goals is helpful in generating a fulfilling life. The process helps us to take active steps to achieve a desired outcome, but what if we are not sure of what our desired outcome is? How do we define exactly what we want, if we lack any direction on what makes us happy? Should we be looking for financial freedom if our underlying beliefs are that wealthy people are bad? What about relationships, should our end goal be to be married and have a family, if we are unsure of what love is and how to generate it for ourselves first? Should our first goal be to generate peace within ourselves and then add all the beautiful life experiences second?

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A Short Story on Depression

Depression by definition is a mood disorder that causes persistent feelings of sadness, loss of interest in things you usually enjoy and low self-esteem. It can affect how you think, feel and behave. Its symptoms can cause fatigue, insomnia, lack of appetite, body aches and hopelessness. Long periods of depression can also lead to illness. It can affect your relationships, work, hobbies and friendships. Imagine…

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Overwhelm and How to Work With It

Overwhelm is a byproduct of ignoring the stressful feelings that are showing up.  For me, being overwhelmed debilitates me. I get a cloudy mind, a tense body and lose the ability to think clearly and make rational decisions. Sometimes, because I am so attached to the stress, I can even get short tempered and unkind to those around me. This whole emotional response not only…

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The Journey of Healing

The word heal means to become sound or healthy again, and when talking about the body, it makes sense. Our bodies were once healthy and whole, and for whatever reason, injury or disease, it will do what it can to take itself back to its original state and do everything to heal itself. Emotional healing is a little more complex. Unlike the body, sometimes our…

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How Management Can Enhance The Wellbeing Of Employees

HOW MANAGEMENT CAN ENHANCE THE WELLBEING OF EMPLOYEES Employees at any workplace are like pillars of the organisation, they are the frontline workers and the face of the business. Due to this essential role, they carry a large amount of responsibility which can bring emotions of stress and tiredness between their workflow. Any sort of disturbance or negative interventions between their work may lead to…

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The Importance of Wellbeing in The Workplace

The Importance of Wellbeing in The Workplace In business and academic contexts, wellbeing and happiness have been gaining popularity in the past two decades. Now, wellbeing is not just the absence of any illness, rather it is a broader phenomenon involving cognitive, affective, and behavioral aspects. People spend a lot of time at their workplace, approximately above 40 hours a week. Hence, we must start…

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Types of Bereavement: Ways We Deal With Loss

Types of Bereavement: Ways We Deal With Loss   What is Grief? Grief is the natural reaction to our emotional processing of great personal loss. Often, the pain of loss can feel overwhelming. You may experience all kinds of unexpected and difficult emotions, from anger or shock to disbelief, guilt, and profound sadness. The pain of grief can also disrupt your physical health, making it…

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What Are Support Groups and How Can They Help You?

What Are Support Groups and How Can They Help You? Support groups are safe spaces, designed to help individuals discuss any number of issues pertaining to an illness or life struggle that they may be experiencing, with individuals who are experiencing the same or similar issues. The objective of support groups, ultimately, is to help participants feel less alone and find additional strength to navigate…

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