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Understanding Your Feelings: Learn to Process Your Emotions “Sit with your feelings” with Randi & Jess |

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by a flood of powerful emotions that seem to have no direction or control?

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When life throws emotional curveballs at us, it can be difficult to navigate our feelings in a healthy way. But there is a way to manage our emotions and be present with them. It’s called “sitting” with your feelings.

The Basics of Understanding Emotions

In this podcast, you will learn the basics of understanding emotions, why it is important to “sit” with your feelings, and how to accurately identify, express, and manage strong emotions. Through understanding our feelings, we can learn to process and make sense of our emotions in a beneficial and mindful way.

It is key to developing self-awareness and establishing healthy relationships with ourselves and others. By the end of this article, you will be equipped with the tools to recognize and handle intense emotion, while still being present and in tune with your feelings.

Listen in to the Podcast Learning To Sit With Your Feelings

Do you ever find yourself feeling overwhelmed or unable to cope with your emotions?

You're not alone—according to a recent survey by the American Psychological Association, 75% of adults report feeling stressed in the past month. Learning to sit with your feelings and understand their underlying source can be an invaluable tool for managing stress.

Randi and Jess, look at how understanding your emotional landscape can help you to better process, cope with, and ultimately prevent emotional difficulties. With simple and practical strategies, you can begin to develop meaningful insight and emotional resilience. So, take a deep breath and join us as we explore how to more effectively manage your feelings.

Processing Our Thoughts on Sit With Your Feelings

By learning how to “sit” with our feelings, we can gain a greater understanding of what triggers our emotions, how to process them in a healthy way, and how to move forward. It can be uncomfortable to confront our feelings, but in the long run, it can lead to greater psychological health, self-understanding, and emotional security.

Sometimes we just need to “sit” with our feelings, and give ourselves time to reflect and process. As the poet and writer Maya Angelou said, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” Our emotions can feel overwhelming, but by taking time to “sit” with our feelings, we can gain a greater understanding of how to process them and move forward.

In sum: it may not be easy, but learning to “sit” with our feelings can lead to an abundance of life-enhancing opportunities that make the effort more than worthwhile.

To find the strength to do it, remember the words of the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”

So use your feelings to create a life more worth living—you’ll be glad you did.

About the Author

Randi Owsley

Randi Owsley, LMSW is a Licensed Master of Social Worker and clinical psychotherapist and co-host of the podcast Unapologetically Randi and Jess. She has her Masters of Clinical Social Work from the University of Southern California. She specializes in Women's Mental Health Issues, Trauma, Grief and Personality Disorders. You can find more information about her at and

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How to Sit With Your Feelings