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Question of the Week: FEEL

How are you feeling this Spring? Bonus question: How do you process "uncomfortable" feelings?

Bright!!!! Process uncomfortable feelings by meditating, sitting by the fire, and hiking...

– Danielle Elbeze ,question of the week drawing winner

What other posters had to say:

I feel like detoxing, organizing, cleaning...... Happy to see everything bloom.

Looking for a great recipe, shopping for ingredients and get to cookin'

To process uncomfortable feelings I meditate and quiet the mind and I step on my yoga mat.

Forgiveness is instantaneous

I'm feeling very hopeful and grateful, safe and loved, strong and weak. I just ended my marriage that left me rather raw and vulnerable opening me up to all sorts of possibilities and ranges of emotions. Feeling is always something I learned to push back if it was a "negative" emotion so that I would be safe. Now I'm learning how to embrace and process those feelings with validation, breathing, allowing, movement, and forgiveness. Learning how to take responsibility for my feelings and listening to their guide has been a wonderful new gift to myself. YAY FEELINGS!!!

Feeling powerful, raw, and full of creative energy. This is a new chapter for me as well.

Feeling in the flow. Process the discomfort with deep breaths, leaning in and going slow.

Clear.... Process uncomfortable feelings by facing them head on and learning from them. Most of the time they're not mine.

this Spring is filled with the new, beautiful & challenging bloom of me as a new mom. Each day is filled with moment by moment...my sweet baby requires my 24/7 undivided attention. Intense and maddening ~ I must expand.
and as far as processing tough feelings ~ as I tell my yoga students...one breath at a time ~ be kind to yourself and know that you are/I am enough. Feelings roll in and out like waves...

Spring makes me feel "serene"

Uncomfortable feelings? "believe"
Instead of stuffing, burying, or ignoring feelings, go ahead and feel them and commit to learning something from the difficult experiences that created these uncomfortable feelings. Then use one of many relaxation techniques, or meditations, or journal about it, and watch the power it has over you melt away. If you stuff, they always come back---if you process them, they can melt away!

I'm feeling free to be in my garden with memories of my sister. We planted forget me nots yesterday.
Uncomfortable feelings seem to become less powerful once I understand where they are coming from. Reflection and contemplation can sometimes help. But grief is a tough one, my garden is good for that.

Instead of stuffing, burying, or ignoring feelings, go ahead and feel them and commit to learning something from the difficult experiences that created these uncomfortable feelings. Then use one of many relaxation techniques.

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