Are you scared that if you validate your emotions, or the trauma you've experienced that you'll turn into a self-pitying, self-indulgent whiner?
It's not so! Validating our emotions helps us process and move through them.
In this episode I explain the difference between validating our emotions and indulging them.
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Validation Vs. Indulgence
Today we’re talking about the difference between validating ourselves and indulging ourselves.
Validation: recognition or affirmation that a person or their feelings or opinions are valid or worthwhile.
Indulgence: allow oneself to enjoy the pleasure of.
So, when it comes to validation: Often our families didn’t do this - our interactions with them caused us to discount our feelings and our opinions about...