Lillian Strom, AMFT
The strength in feeling.
Not acknowledging and honoring our emotions can cause considerable issues for us. It affects how we feel emotionally, decisions we make, how we sleep, how we function in life and how we feel physically. Mental health is more important now than ever before; we see the need with the immense amount of anger and mass shootings. We live in a society that looks at feeling things, like love, sadness, hurt as being weak . In reality, we are created to feel all of those emotions and when we prevent ourselves from our natural experiences it creates problems in our existence; and honestly, it takes far more strength to feel then it does to push it down and act like it's nothing. It's time for change, for ourselves and for our children.
Changes begin with us as individuals and grows collectively in our community and society. Be the one that makes a positive difference and take of your mental health. It’s never too late to begin.