Inner Work

Emotions Aren’t Facts: Are Emotions Valid?

With the proliferation of therapy-speak in the public lexicon, people are more aware than ever of the need to validate the emotions of others. While it is encouraging to see people striving to engage in healthy and supportive dialogue with one another at a collective scale, I can’t help but notice that often enough people seem to misinterpret what is meant by the concept of emotional validation.

The Whale and My Father

I’ve been wanting to write an article about the confusing and complex relationship I had with my beloved father for a while now, but just couldn’t get it going. When I saw The Whale, I connected so deeply with the portrayal of the father and daughter’s relationship that I knew this movie would be the perfect vehicle to share my own story. I’m not yet sure what shape this article is going to take as I flesh it out, but I will offer the requisite warning: this post contains spoilers for The Whale (2022).

Thank You Spirit: How I Healed my Fear of Something Greater

I wanted to talk about gratitude today and the impact it has had on my spiritual practice. There are many established benefits of practicing gratitude for mental health, which is why I started my gratitude practice. One thing I wasn’t expecting to receive from my practice was an increased willingness to engage in acts of …

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