Ep. 06: Finding Value in All Emotions


Growing up, I was always the happy, spirited, positive girl. I conditioned myself to push aside feelings like anger and sadness because I thought it was expected of me, and because I thought feeling those things made me an angry or depressed person. After a few decades under my belt and a range of life-altering experiences that I couldn’t ignore or “push past,” I learned that all emotions are inevitable and that they all have value.

Through a game of “catabolic bingo,” I share my experiences in embracing the clarity and understanding that emotions of all kinds can bring and how we can use curiosity to free ourselves from self-judgment in feeling our feelings.

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    Pushing past feelings, even the ones that are uncomfortable and disorienting and hard, denies you the opportunity to learn and grow and develop empathy and compassion and resilience.
    - Marissa Burdett

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    All emotions are merely data points that help us discern what’s truly going on and how we best want to proceed. So feel them all. Feel them the whole way through. And get curious! Allow them to teach you and help you grow. - Marissa Burdett
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    About the Host

    Marissa Burdett is a professional life and career coach for bloggers and creatives at Ampersand Coaching. Through personalized coaching, sincere podcast conversations, and thoughtful resources, she equips and empowers wide-eyed, open-hearted trailblazers (like you!) to embody who you really are at your core and to pursue a career and life that fully expresses your values.