Monday, June 7, 2010

An aside

I have been giving myself permission to express my anger lately. It might be contributing to helping me feel better emotionally, even if I am not making many new friends and startling a few old ones. As an example, Riley said to me before supper, "It's OK, you can stop being mad now - my homework is done". In theory this is great, if I can manage to let go of the guilt that comes with blowing off steam.


Lis said...

oh, anger is a biggie in my house ... i grew up in a household where anger was experienced, but we weren't allowed to talk about it (or vent our own.) Now i have a daughter who is forcing me to face anger and what it means. And i do think it can be healthy in the sense that it is energy expressed outward usually to protect us from something coming at us (fear, frustration, sadness) ... it has given me great insights into my strengths and places of tenderness.

thank you for your suggestion today about getting up earlier in the summer ... i need to do this as well ... to carve a little piece of time first thing for myself. plus the birds are already up and such great company!

thank you for creating such a lovely space where I can come and refresh myself :)

oreneta said...

I haven't had a problem with that one. So far.