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This is so helpful and supportive and important to know and think about. Thank you once again, Victoria!

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Thanks, Cherie! This is a continuous and evolving journey for me too..I'm glad lots of other people, experts do this work...I just wish it was broadly communicated for everyone's benefit!

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OMG, you said some of my favorite lines in this post, including my favorite: emotions are like weather. I used to tell my acting students that when I was teaching the Meisner technique--actors are interesting to watch when they move fluidly from one present emotional state to another, when they don't fight, prevent, stop breathing and then present from their intellect.

Toxic positivity, trying to think our ways into "happier" emotions, prevents authenticity, trust, connection and joy. Stay curious. Ride the wave. Yes, yes and yes.

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I'm so glad this had a high resonance with you. You were top-of-my-mind, given our notes exchange and then I realised somatic psychology, movement, agility and emotional agility is all connected - hence tagging you! ;-) You may want to check out Ali Pember's work.

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Thank you! I love the term emotional agility. Hadn't heard it before. And will do!

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Another expert - Dr Susan David's term - can't take credit for it. Right now she's working mainly with organisations checkout her website https://www.susandavid.com/ and the articles I wrote: https://www.carermentor.com/t/emotional-agility

Enjoy paddle boarding... I'll have to consider housework soon!

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This is so true. You can't enjoy the sweet without the bitter. "While the peaks and troughs define the amplitude of emotions and experiences, everything in between makes my life rich, meaningful and full of value."

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