"Don't worry, be happy."

"Big kids don't cry."

"Fake it until you make it."

From a young age, we are taught to deal with our negative thoughts and emotions by quashing them or transforming them into something more positive. Unfortunately, much of this effort results in the avoidance of difficult feelings. When we try to avoid a natural part of the human condition (, sadness, hurt, jealousy, anger etc.), it does not make these feelings go away. Instead, we miss the messages...
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