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Trauma Recovery – Shame Resilience – Self-Compassion – Coping With Chronic Pain

Feelings & Needs

All of the posts under the "Feelings & Needs" category.

Angie February 19, 2016 Leave A Comment Permalink

February Feelings – Delighted

February Feelings - Delighted - #NVC

I woke to sunshine and birdsong, and a text from my guy, who’s flying home today. It’s warm and I opened the windows. Prisms cast rainbows on the walls. Today’s GROK card draw is timely.

February Feelings - Delighted -

The dictionary defines delighted as feeling great pleasure or satisfaction. It might show up as a smile and a deep breath- a face tipped toward the sun.… Continue reading

Angie February 18, 2016 Leave A Comment Permalink

February Feelings – Hopeful

February Feelings - Hopeful - #NVC

I didn’t sleep much last night, then spent the morning in an intense class about chronic pain. I’m home now, and have a bit of capacity left to dive into today’s GROK card

February Feelings - Hopeful - #NVC

I love Nonviolent Communication, but am also invested in Brené Brown’s teachings, and what she found when she looked into hope, is that it isn’t a feeling at all-

Like most people, I always thought of hope as an emotion-like a warm feeling of optimism and possibility.

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Angie February 17, 2016 Leave A Comment Permalink

February Feelings – Embarrassed

February Feelings - Embarrassed - #NVC

I’m tired. My back hurts. My partner (and main support person) is traveling for work. I’m a tad weary of writing about feelings, but I’m determined to stick it out! Using coffee and upbeat music to fuel this post. Here we go-

Today’s random GROK card draw is…

February Feelings - Embarrassed - #NVC


Rather than using a dictionary, I’m turning to Brené Brown’s research-based definition of embarrassed, which she shares in Daring Greatly

We often use the terms embarrassment, guilt, humiliation, and shame interchangeably.

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Angie February 16, 2016 Leave A Comment Permalink

February Feelings – Guarded

February Feelings - Guarded - #NVC

Hope your weekend went well. I took a day off writing yesterday to spend time with my favorite guy. I’m back to the February Feelings project. Here’s today’s random GROK card

February Feelings - Guarded - #NVC

The dictionary defines guarded as being cautious and careful about giving information or showing feelings. I’m a highly emotional extrovert, invested in connection, but I actually feel guarded often.… Continue reading

Angie February 15, 2016 Leave A Comment Permalink

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February Feelings – Joyful

February Feelings - Joyful - #NVC

Twelve days into blogging about random feelings! Thanks for tuning in! I notice readers are clicking through my link to Nonviolent Communication Resources, and onto the GROK The World site. This is a good time to disclose that these are not sponsored posts, and I’m not doing them to make money, but I will receive a tiny commission if you buy GROK cards through the link at the end of this page.… Continue reading

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