Embrace Your Emotions

Three Days / Three Quotes Challenge

Day 1

This quote by the ever-so-wise Thich Naht Hanh is so well aligned to what I’m learning in therapy from E. “All parts of ourselves yearn for wholeness,” she tells me, and “Anxiety is just alerting you to something that might be coming up, something you should attend to or prepare for. Irritation or anger are saying that something doesn’t feel right or fair to you. These are all healthy parts of yourself, not something to push away or deny.”

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Here’s the rules of the Three Days / Three Quotes Challenge that lettersnevermeanttobedelivered sent my way (thank you very much; and I want you to know I’m so glad to have discovered your blog):

Thank the blogger who nominated you.

Share one new quote on three consecutive days on your blog. They can be from anywhere, anyone, or anything.

On each of the three days, nominate three more bloggers to carry on with the quotes.

Here are three nominees for today. They should feel free to decline if they aren’t in the mood to write about quotes – no pressure. Regardless, it gives me an opportunity for me to highlight a few of the many blogs I enjoy and learn from.

The Therapy Relationship

Ambivalence Girl

Barking Back

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Thanks to tellingheavysecrets for posting this quote. I had read it before, but long ago, and your recent posting brought it back to me.


  1. “Remember. Remember this is now, and now and now. Live it, feel it, cling to it. I want to become acutely aware of all I’ve taken for granted.” Sylvia Plath

    Partly I chose this quote for you as you get closer to taking your leave. So many of us have a past that seems to scare the anxiety right into us. Our bodies begin to feel it and our minds follow. We forgot we are safe and that our lives are filled with present day treasures (our dear hubbies, dogs, the outdoors…). Moments of grace await us. What if we found the beauty in today. What if we relax in the present now and enjoy today in it’s safety. We have people who love and care about us…what if we let go into the now and just cherish the wonder of who we have become in spite of it all…

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  2. I fight with my ugly emotions. My ugly emotions fight with others. I’m working on it. Beautiful quote and un abrazo muy fuerte for you. Your respite is around the corner.

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