Holly & Heather’s Helpful Hint: Let It Out

by helpinghandstwins

In life, there are moments when you need to express your emotions, good, bad and indifferent. We are taught at a young age (especially boys) that you always need to put on a happy face in the world.  Don’t cry, don’t get overly excited, calm down, what will people think if they see you like that?  Of course you can’t go around the office sobbing or laugh uncontrollably in a religious setting but sometimes it is ok, even necessary to let it out, especially in the privacy of your own home.

Last week we lost another beloved member of our family very suddenly, we are all experiencing  grief on top of grief.  We call each other often for comfort and support and tell ourselves it is ok to let it out.  Why do we always feel we have to push our emotions down?  When you fully express yourself, whether it’s a fight with a loved one – in a healthy environment of course, falling down with laughter or a good cry, it is cathartic.  No one wants a moody person around all the time but allow yourself moments of emotions when they bubble up.  Get it out.  Fully express yourself.  In a little while it will pass and you will be healthier for it.

We’d like to dedicate this blog in loving memory of Jean…