Validating Emotions ~ the little lioness

Validating Emotions

A theme from this week, coming from having some downtime in Canberra, seeing friends, seeing old places. Allowing myself to have emotions, allowing them to be valid.

Or not, as the case may be.

I had a bit of a sad while in Canberra,

Crying over losses.

But getting frustrated at myself for being sad

For crying

Having those feelings validated by Karen and Stu,

Hugging me
Letting me cry.

Telling me my feelings were valid

Not something I’m used to

Or able to do for myself.



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3 comments for “Validating Emotions

  1. July 5, 2013 at 9:50 pm


  2. July 6, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Hugs! I have been realising just how much as a society we invalidate people’s feelings. Even when it is meant in the nicest possible way. The whole “oh don’t worry…things will be ok” or “why do you have to be sad”…to the more extreme dismissiveness and being critical. I wish people could be taught to validate feelings. And just listen. And be.

  3. July 8, 2013 at 5:06 pm


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