Continuing with the book I’m listening to – Dare to Lead by Brene Brown. This morning, Brene was talking about unhealthy ways of dealing with emotion. Number 4 is stockpiling. You take the negative emotions, and you push them down. Deep, deep, deep down, and you don’t let them come out.

At some point your body says, either you quick stockpiling, or I’m going to shut you down… “And your body always wins!”

Your body reacts with anxiety, depression, insomnia, and other symptoms.


So, as I continue my daily journal writing habit, I’m going to be adding a daily check-in on my emotional state, and I’m going to adopt Meg Ryan’s advice from French Kiss.

“Express! Don’t Repress”