Oh no! I’m not angry.

​ I've seen this all my life. Something unfortunate happens and this person is angry. I'll say "I understand; it's OK to be angry" and they'll respond saying "I'm not angry" or something to that tune when clearly they are angry. They are obsessing over the event and continue to rant about it or project... Continue Reading →

Anger

I often feel shame after using my voice firmly. ​I was raised to be a "nice girl" (polite, lady-like, quiet, docile, and people-pleasing). Many of us women were raised this way, yes? When I express my voice firmly, ​I always feel like I have done something terribly wrong. The shame is crippling. People don't even... Continue Reading →

Anger Needs to be Expressed

Our culture says that anger hurts you but we are only getting a half truth here. Anger only punishes you when you keep it inside and suppress it. When you, however, give it full expression in a safe place, once released, you might find that grief was underneath it. Then finally, we feel the grief... Continue Reading →

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