February is National Heart Month! How's your heart?
February 2019 Tidbit:
Emotions ~ depending upon where you read, there are 6 primary emotions - happy, sad, fear, shame, anger, confusion/curiosity. Each of these emotions is a reaction or cue to an experience, whether fueled externally or internally. And each emotion elicits a reaction or response from other people. Additionally, as we learned in Disney's movie, "Inside Out", each emotion has an important role for us.
February 2019 To-Do:
Consider these primary emotions and what messages you might have received growing up about emotions. What emotions were "safe" or ok to show? What emotions were not safe or ok to show? How did people respond to you when you were sad? How did people respond when you were angry? What did you learn about emotions from your early experiences?
Understanding the foundational messages received early in life will greatly help you understand patterns that may play out in your life, past and present. I will post more on relationship patterns next month.
As always, I invite you to journal privately and/or share your reflections, questions, or comments here or through email.
Hi and welcome to my blog! I am excited to have this endeavor underway. It has been many years in the making.