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I Deserve To Feel (Je Mérite De Ressentir)

“Everyone is afraid of something. We fear things because we value them. We fear losing people because we love them. We fear dying because we value being alive. Don't wish you didn't fear anything. All that would mean is that you didn't feel anything.”

Cassandra Clare

In a world that often encourages us to suppress our emotions and soldier on, it's crucial to remember that our feelings are valid and essential.

Embracing your emotions is not only a key to mental well-being but also a path to a richer, more authentic life.

Emotions are a natural and vital part of our human experience, and embracing them can lead to profound personal growth and fulfillment.


This week's affirmation is…

I Deserve To Feel

Je Mérite De Ressentir


Remember, your emotions are valid. You have every right to experience and express them. Embracing your feelings is a step towards a more fulfilling and authentic life.

Feel free to reach out and share your thoughts or experiences. We’re here to support each other on this journey.


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We'll start this week with a little differently, with journal prompts

13 Affirmations for Feeling Your Feelings

from Jennifer Healey of HealingBrave.Com

Next, a powerful TED talk redefining how we perceive and handle stress, encouraging us to embrace our feelings

How To Make Stress Your Friend

by Kelly McGonigal

Next, is a 15 minute guided meditation that will help you release those suppressed emotions

15 Minute Guided Meditation to Release Suppressed Emotions

from Great Meditation

Next, our book selection. I love a graphic novel... gaga over beautiful illustrations. Enjoy!


by Manjit Thapp

Manjit Thapp's Feelings implores us to consider the seasons of our own emotional journeys. Articulating and validating the range of feelings we all experience, this is a book that allows us to feel connected and comforted by the experiences that make us human.

Next since you're really loving these...

Emotional R&B Mix

created on Spotify

Last but not least, our films… another double feature

Inside Out

"Inside Out" is a captivating animated film that takes us inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl named Riley. As Riley navigates the challenges of moving to a new city, we meet her core emotions—Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger, and Disgust—each playing a crucial role in her life.

and.... its sequel, in theatres now

Inside Out 2

In "Inside Out 2," we reunite with Riley as she navigates the turbulent waters of adolescence. With new challenges come new emotions, and the film introduces us to fresh faces in Riley’s emotional headquarters. This sequel dives deeper into the complexities of growing up and the vital role that each emotion plays in our lives.

Have a great week!



"I deserve love, friendship, and laughter, I deserve peace, grace, and rest

Not because of beauty, not because of intelligence, nor because I work hard

Not because of riches nor privilege nor stature

I deserve it because I exist

I deserve and so do you"

Tamara Charese


as always, affirmations from previous weeks are available here


you'll be hearing more from me soon. Promise.


tamara charese

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