emotions

Why I Will Never Tell My Son To “Man Up”

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When our boy was a toddler his emotional outbursts only received quick glances. Now that my five-year-old has officially entered boyhood, his crying looks awkward on him; he gets full-on stares.

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Do You Regret Having Kids? You're Not Alone. 

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Almost every one of the people who told me they regret having kids (either now or at some point) said that they felt terrible for feeling that way.

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Netflix's Queer Eye Reboot Is Redefining Masculinity

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Queer Eye reboot endeavors to quash toxic masculinity and show men that exhibiting emotions and practicing self-care are valid and natural experiences.

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Crybaby Club Founder Natalie Meagan Wants You To Feel All the Feels

While talking to Natalie Meagan, I asked her about the creation of The Crybaby Club, her reasoning behind the stigmas surrounding emotions.

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What’s Not Said: I’m An Exhausted Empath

I’m An Exhausted Empath!

If you’re an empath, you probably easily absorb the emotions of others and need time alone to decompress. If you're like me you're one exhausted empath!

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Feel Your Feelings And Don't Let Anyone Tell You Otherwise

So, let’s clear something up right now: You have a right to feel your feelings. Full stop.

Feelings are important. I don’t mean this in a trite, self-help sort of way. I mean, you have a right to your feelings. Full stop.

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The Science Behind Empathy And Being An Empath

I feel passionately that empathy is the medicine the world needs right now.

Five scientific studies on the phenomenon of how empathy works.

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Parenting Amidst Great Swells Of Emotion - Separation Anxiety Is Mine

There’s been nearly nothing easy about raising that child of mine, of course. But there was an element of simplicity to the task in those early days that I’ll always miss.

...[O]ur very responsibility is to equip them with everything they need before we shove them out of the nest and watch their wings spread far and wide... But what, then, is left for us?

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My 'Radical Feminist' Coming Out Story

Owning my identity changed everything. (Image Credit: Unsplash/Bảo-Quân Nguyễn)

#YouKnowYoureAFeministWhen… It’s the punchline to a good joke. It’s the start of catchy Twitter hashtag. Right?

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3 Reasons I Refuse To Hide My Feelings From My Daughters

At 12 and 10 years old, my girls are still in the age range where society tells me that I should be presenting a polished version of myself to them. Image: Thinkstock.

The reality is that any person I love, including my daughters, can deeply hurt my feelings. Does this mean that I hold my daughters to the same level of emotional accountability as my husband or my best friend? Nope, but for it damn sure doesn’t mean that I morph into some feeling-less version of myself because I’m a mother, either.

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