Dr. Susan David is a powerful teacher and witness of the value in honoring our emotions – both positive and negative. When we ignore difficult emotions they end up controlling us she says. We’ve previously shared her moving TED talk about emotions and grief, and it’s worth watching again. She is also the author of Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life. According to Susan:
“…How we deal with our inner world drives everything. Every aspect of how we love, how we live, how we parent and how we lead. The conventional view of emotions as good or bad, positive or negative, is rigid. And rigidity in the face of complexity is toxic. We need greater levels of emotional agility for true resilience and thriving.”
Let her message of honoring and allowing all of your feelings help keep you from getting stuck in positivity that can undermine your eating and your life.