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  1. Mel – this is an incredible reflection and I can relate on so many levels. I really love the part about expressing emotions and how it’s a part of being a image bearer of Christ. So good!

  2. Jen McAlister says:

    Such a great post and so relatable. It is in my natural to avoid negative emotions and feelings as well. What I have come to realize is how much this effects my health, mentally, emotionally, but also physically. I am a verbal processor, so it has been really important and helpful to me to have people in my life that I can trust and process with. Getting those negative feelings and emotions out has given them less power over me. Thank you for sharing this!

    1. Hey Jen,
      Yes, we Enneagram 7s – you – and 9s – me- we’d like to ignore those negative emotions.
      You process with people and I process with my journal – plus friends. Both healthy practices!
      So glad you’re one of my trusted friends.

  3. Catherine says:

    Mel, thanks for this post. It is well written and the three reminders/practices/habits of sharing with Jesus, journaling, or sharing with a trusted friend are so good! Emotions are so complex and often catch us off guard. Psalm 62:8 is a good verse to
    to use to re-center ourselves.

    1. Thank you, Catherine, for your feedback! I like that word “re-center.” and how
      true about catching us off guard. Thank you for being here!

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