Comments OnExpress Yourself!

Jan Smits - 12/26/2012 9:23:50 AM
A very good and needed topic...great advise!

Cat Paletz - 12/26/2012 4:38:57 PM
I noticed a positive change in my family when I began using these phrases. When people are acknowledged and appreciated sincerely with an "I appreciate you", or an "I admire you" or "I respect you" or "I was wrong, I'm sorry", it quells their fears and insecurities. Tirades stop short. People take a deep breath and feel validated. Peace is restored. And, they learn it's safe and ok to say such things themselves. So timely, Mr. Tritten. Your newsletters are so valuable. Thank you.

Julie Hartjes - 12/27/2012 9:39:41 AM
What I have found, too, is that suppressed feelings of anger, hurt, disappointment can cause behaviors that are unhealthy. If these emotions are stuffed too long, people have unhealthy ways of dealing with them (alcohol, drugs, food, other addictions) to try to ease the pain. Pain needs to be dealt with, healing, and repair are musts. Thanks, Den!