A not for profit network of self-help websites.
Welcome to the newest site within the emotional
feelings network of sites!
It's been too long in coming!
"You can judge a society by how they treat their weakest members."
I can help you find what you're looking for! Anytime you see an underlined word in a different color you're being offered
an opportunity to learn more than what you came here for. It's important
the true meanings of your emotions and feelings as well as many other topics that are within this network. This entire network
is set up to help those who want to help themselves find a sense of peace in their lives - discover who resides within and
recover from whatever life has dealt you. Clicking on the underlined link words will open a new
window so whatever page you began on will remain waiting for you to get back to it!
If you can't find what you're looking for here, scroll down to see an
entire menu of what is offered within the emotional feelings network of sites!
"Let's not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives
and we obey them without realizing it."
~Vincent Van Gogh
I am absolutely sincere in my invitation to send me an e-mail. If you'd
like to vent - share your history - feel validated, make a new friend or just ask a question... I'm here and will always answer!
"It is important that you recognize your progress and take pride in your accomplishments. Share your achievements with others. Brag a little. The recognition and support of those around you is nurturing.”
"Talents are best nurtured in solitude, but character
is best formed in the stormy billows of the world”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
wild colors? It's about life being colorful. It's about our emotions and feelings adding color to our lives. It's about thinking
in colorful hues instead of just black and white thinking.
don't like them?
Click the link below and send me an e-mail to
tell me so!
Need information concerning mental health issues? These two sites might be what you're looking for!
Sites addressing Mental Health issues:
This website was actually the original website of the entire network.
It was designed to show how our mental health can affect all of us - no matter what gender or what age. It also shows how
our lifestyle factors affect our mental health.
Pages within anxieties 101 are:
about mental illness
my own personal
inventory: an exercise in studying one's past
post traumatic stress
how it all works:
a glossary of mental health words, explanations of how the brain works, chemicals in the brain, stigma of mental illness,
children and mental
teenagers and mental
young adults and
women and mental
men and mental illness
and mental illness
affective or mood
children and parenting
with women and mental health
to watch for
my personal dealings
with post traumatic stress disorder
copy site of anxieties 101 - just more information.
"Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences
are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found
in a nurturing family”
try recovering 101
This site describes a personal growth recovery journey
and the questions you might have.
what is this site about? why bother? what is recovery? how can it help me?
what is the emotional feelings network of sites? it's one person's recovery story - shared
how to use the network for all you stubborn, hard headed people, like I used to be!
how it all comes together
it's all about you learning to love you!
"Next to reasoning, the greatest handicap to the optimum development of Man lies
in the fact that this planet is just barely habitable. Its minimum temperatures are too low, and its maximum temperatures
too high. Its day is not long enough, and its night is too long. The disposition of its water and earth is distinctly unfortunate
(the existence of the Mediterranean Sea in the place where we find it is perhaps the unhappiest
accident in the whole firmament).
These factors encourage depression, fear, war, and lack of vitality. They describe a planet, which is by no means perfectly devised for the nurturing or for the perpetuation of a higher intelligence.”
the self pages
The self pages started out because I found the need to learn more about
myself in my personal growth recovery journey. This site speaks to "self" emotions and feelings; for example - self acceptance
and self confident. It's important that we learn as much as possible about our own selves as we can't move forward in personal growth and recovery until we've
faced our own self. Check it out. The following pages are available on this site!
the self pages -
self harm - self
self victimizationself worth
"First you need only look: Notice and honor the radiance of Everything about
you... Play in this universe. Tend All these shining things around you: The smallest plant, the creatures and objects in your
care. Be gentle and nurture. Listen...”
Abuse and domestic violence were once included in the original site website I designed - anxiety understanding - but had to be taken out when anxieties 101 became
a reality. It was important to me to include this in information pertaining to mental health because I personally lived in domestic violence my entire
life, but had never known about mental illness.
Even after visiting
the emergency room almost everyday for one year, no one ever told me I might be experiencing an anxiety or panic attack. I
had several endoscopic procedures and saw specialists regularly, even took Percocet while pregnant to control my chest pain
because the specialists didn't understand what was causing me the unbearable pain.
I was finally diagnosed
with post traumatic stress disorder, depression and an eating disorder. I firmly assert that all victims of abuse and domestic
violence need to engage in a mental health assessment when entering shelters, as well as their children. If mental health
was a priority, perhaps it wouldn't take women so long to leave their abusive husband, partners, parents, or whoever instead
of it taking up to seven times of leaving the abusive situation to finally leave for good.
The following pages
are found on the abuse 101 website:
if you are being
about abuse of power
about abusive people
bullies - both childhood
teen dating violence
abuse at work
leaving an abusive
if your abuser is
if your abuser is
"Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. Don't over-analyze
your relationships. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness.”
Leo F. Buscaglia
Welcome! Once again,
I had to personally include eating and sleeping disorders in my own personal growth recovery journey so a website emerged
concerning them all. I personally have dealt with night eating syndrome, an eating/sleeping disorder most of my life. I moderate
a support group for night eaters, visit the site by clicking the above link to join the group. You'll see the link on every
page to join.
mental health, abuse, domestic violence are all connected. This was a very difficult part of my recovery. Although I beat
eating at night, my sleep remains disordered and my eating habits are still not as healthy and consistent as they need to
To learn more about
the site, just click on the link above! Here are the pages included within the night eating website:
what is it?
what's your relationship
with yourself like?
abuse and trauma
emotions and feelings
are you mindful
the latest scoop
take my survey
how it all works
where does all your
my personal story
you are a valuable
words of encouragement
"Everyone has a talent. What is rare is the courage to nurture
it in solitude and to follow the talent to the dark places where it leads.”
Both changes websites have the same pages, although changes 2 has more up to date information!
The following pages are found in the changes sites!
gimme a plan
gimme no hang ups!
emotions and feelings
lifestyle quit smoking
There are more hidden pages within the site for each topic listed!
“We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't
just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it.
You've got to really look after it and nurture it.”
"Each relationship nurtures a strength or weakness
of the name for the next few sites because throughout my personal growth recovery journey it seemed that I was unpeeling the
layers within to find more things to discover and figure out within my own self. So as you go through this site - you'll find
the second stage of what I found was needed for a personal growth recovery journey and as you visit the next few layer down
under sites, you'll see how you are peeling back the layers of time in your own journey as well!
covers three pages
including alcohol, drugs, smoking, gambling, sex, the Internet, prescription medications, shopping and more!
attention to attitude
where did your belief system come from?
and emotional intelligence - what is that?
feelings - our messengers
intentions - do
what is "letting
mingling in mindfulness
opinions - what's
living in the present
stress - it's truly
process, and thinking - 3 whole pages of information!
"Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and
you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate
success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for
ways to nurture your dream.”
the layer down under that
about the layer
down under experience
looking within -
thoughts and feelings about whose fault things are
looking within -
am i an abuser?
looking within -
am i someone who abandons others?
consistency - learn
about it and use it!
about suicide -
it's a shame
- 2 pages of info
"One of the greatest titles we can have is "old friend". We never appreciate
how important old friends are until we are older. The problem is we need to start our old friendships when we
We then have to nurture and grow those friendships
over our middle age when a busy life and changing geographies can cause us to neglect those friends. Today is the day to invest
in those people we hope will call us 'old friend" in the years to come.”
Throughout my personal growth and recovery journey I've had to become
very truthful with myself concerning how my religious beliefs swayed my thinking throughout my difficult past. Defining our
own personal religious beliefs, I believe, is something very important instead of just adopting the beliefs of our parents. Take a peek and see if anything touches you!
about this site
my first religion
believing in God
Sharing your Story
recovery - does
religion help in recovery?
why is religion
important to us?
did you ever join
a cult? was it spiritual abuse?
do they really care
about you at church?
and service work
youth and religion
these daysask me!
"He who nurtures benevolence for all creatures
within his heart overcomes all difficulties and will be the recipient of all types of riches at every step.”
In keeping with my original theme in anxieties 101 - I wanted to take
the gender/age groups a step further with their own personal sites. Information concerning children is of the utmost importance
since children don't come with how to manuals when they are born; I feel it's important to look at our own upbringings, realize the results of the parenting practices of our parents and then teach ourselves what
different parenting skills are needed to raise emotionally and physically healthy kids!
mental health issues
Mental Health: In
the womb and the first year of life
Mental Health: Two,
Three and Four for more!
Mental Health: The
Elementary School Child
Mental Health: The
Chaos Begins! Almost teens!
(Teens have their own site)
Emotions and Feelings
Just Love 'Em -
What children need
Children and Fear
Children and Anger
Children and Control
How to Communicate
Limits and Boundaries
Dealing with Bullies
Character and Values
Children and Friendships
Children need Extended
- diet, exercise, sleep, relaxation
Children and Responsibilities
School and Education
Children with Special
Children with Special
Children and Stress
Abuse and Neglect
Children and Divorce
Same Sex Parenting
No Kids, be a mentor!
When Kids Self Medicate
When a Parent Dies
When a Sibling Dies
Children and Trauma
There's more information here, some pages aren't completed, but as always - this network is a work in progress
- a personal challenge that is included in my own personal growth recovery journey! I do the best I can to help as many people and address as many topics as possible!
"The very greatest things - great thoughts, discoveries, inventions - have usually
been nurtured in hardship, often pondered over in sorrow, and at length established with
has been undergoing some changes, but pay it a visit and recommend it to a teen you know!
traumatic stress disorder
- what does that word mean to you
how to communicate
- what's up with that?
one cares about me!
I certainly believe that being in contact with one's spirit and nurturing one's spirit is as important as nurturing one's body and mind.
angels and princesses is the teen girls site that is breaking off from teenscene! There's just
too much info for girls and guys to be included in one site and not enough space! It's still a work in progress but check
who are you?
a girlz gotta diet!
a girlz gotta workout!
do you have an attitude?
her family life
her favorite things
Looking back, I
realize that nurturing curiosity and the instinct to seek solutions are perhaps the most
important contributions education can make.
alienation is a trend that's fast becoming too common in divorce and custody fights. I experienced this some years
back and I pray that it never happens again to anyone else. It's horrifying!
a typical divorce
PAS parental alienation syndrome
the part of the children
my personal story
I come from a great family.
I've seen family life and I know how wonderful, how nurturing, and how wonderful it can
Realizing that the mind/body
connection can't be ignored I figured one day that it was time to open up a site that dealt with that very connection. This
site while still in the building stages - offers you - when possible - a direct connection from the emotional part of you
to the physical part of you. It's connected. Get with the program and see how important it is to be aware of this!
about this site
lifestyle factors and your physical health
exercise and your physical health
women and their heart
men and their heart
treatment for heart disease and heart attack
how emotions and feelings affect physical health
drugs these days
cattle prodding... the tests they have to do
illnesses and the emotions and feelings they produce
the immune system
then there's cancer
men and cancer
women and cancer
cancer and your mind
cancer and your lifestyle factors
living in chronic pain
the nervous system
Alzheimer's and dementia
Please be patient as these pages take time to fill up!
I was absolutely
drawn to this painted picture that was painted in an art therapy program. If you are an artist or just like dabbling - I have
about 30 websites within the network that need to have pictures added to them. I would like to extend an invitation to those
who are able to paint, take a photo and send me a copy so I can add your artwork to the network somewhere.
If your artwork
belongs in a certain category or with a certain emotion or feeling - I'd love to add it to that page! You can send me an e-mail
anytime with your photos and directives. If you have a story to share about your personal growth recovery journey - I would
be honored to read it and if you feel as though you can share it - I would love to add it with your artwork!
“Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is
about nurturing and enhancing.”
Thomas J. Peters
As you explore through the lists of emotions and feelings on the right...
when you are thinking about who you are now, check out the emotions and feelings that you may be experiencing. When you think
about who you would like to become... check out the emotions and feelings you would like to experience!
by Hannah Sullivan
...I once told a group of environmental activists,
"You can save a forest today, but if we don't raise children consciously, it will be cut down tomorrow." From this perspective
we see that the well being of children sits at the root of every endeavour. With out happy, healthy children, we have no forest,
no peace, and no world.
A powerful body of research grounded in the fields
of neuroscience, psychology, biology and genetics points us towards the importance of the early years and how bonding, or the lack of it, dictates a child's sense of his relationship to the world and himself. We as parents literally have in
our hands, the ability to create a violent culture or a peaceful one.
(* Ecologist and Editor of
Kindred magazine, one of the world's most endorsed parenting journals, Kali Wendorf is a passionate advocate of social change;
particularly as it relates to the role of parents in our society. She feels that any movement to address any of our society's
woes, including climate change or environmental degradation, is pointless unless the importance of bonding between the child and parents is addressed and acknowledged in public policy: "Because sustainability begins at conception."
She lives in Mullumbimby, Australia with her family.)
Kindred Magazine, Vol. 9 March, 2004
"Our Child, Not Mine
Ending the parent blame-game"
Nurturing Friendship in Marriage
Good marriages may seem rare
these days, but a leading marriage expert says it’s not complicated - or even necessarily difficult-to make a marriage
last. Friendship, says John Gottman, is at the core of a strong marriage. Friendship between couples means they “know each other intimately” and “are well versed in each other’s likes, dislikes, personality quirks, hopes and dreams,” Gottman
says in his book The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work (published by Crown).
Based on twenty-five years
of research, The Seven Principles also says couples in good marriages “have an abiding regard for each other,”
express this esteem in many ways large and small, respect each other, and enjoy one another’s company. Gottman has also found that the quality of a married couple’s friendship
is the most important predictor of satisfaction with sex, romance, and passion.
It’s Not Complicated
Gottman believes the principles
that make a marriage work are “surprisingly simple.” Happily married couples aren’t smarter or more beautiful than others, and they don’t live in castles in the clouds where there’s
no conflict or negative feelings.
They’ve simply learned
to let their positive feelings about each other override their negative ones. They understand, honor, and respect each other. They know each other deeply and enjoy being together. They do little things every day to stay connected and to show each other they care. In short, they are friends.
As simple as it sounds, happy marriages are based on a foundation of friendship.
A Case Study
Take the case of Andrew, a
surgeon who works long hours at the hospital and is frequently on call, and his wife, Julie, who is a school principal. Instead
of letting their strenuous schedules become a relationship roadblock, Andrew and Julie have found ways to keep their friendship
If she has an important meeting, he remembers to call home and see how it went. If he’s working late, she brings his dinner to the hospital
because she knows that he hates hospital food. When he orders pizza for the family, he includes a side of garlic bread because he knows it’s Julie’s
favorite. Even though she prefers romantic comedies, she went to “Star Wars” with him because she knows he loves
sci-fi. Even though he’s not religious, he goes to church with the family because it’s important to her.
Andrew and Julie are maintaining
the friendship that fuels their love. Because their friendship is strong, they are more likely to have positive feelings about each other and their marriage. They are more likely to experience what
Gottman calls “positive sentiment override,” where their good feelings about each other are so strong that they eclipse negative ones. Besides making their marriage more fulfilling and more romantic, Andrew and Julie’s
focus on the positive in each other protects them when negative feelings about each other come up. It’s easier for them
to shrug off the small but inevitable disagreements of married life.
On the other hand, when a
couple lets the friendship in their marriage decline, negative feelings can more easily cause minor issues to erupt into major, relationship-threatening conflicts. For a couple like Andrew and Julie, it will take a much more serious issue to upset their relationship.
If you want to strengthen
your marriage at its core, build the friendship between you and your spouse. Practical ideas for doing this include:
Know your spouse well.
How well do you know each other? To find out, take the following quiz, adapted from Gottman’s book. Answer each question
True or False.
- I can name my partner’s best friends.
- I know what stresses my partner currently faces.
- I know the names of those who have been irritating my partner lately.
- I know some of my partner’s life dreams.
- I am very familiar with my partner’s religious beliefs.
- I can outline my partner’s basic philosophy of life.
- I can list the relatives my partner likes least.
- I know my partner’s favorite music.
- I can list my partner’s favorite three movies.
- I know the most stressful thing that happened to my partner in childhood.
- I can list my partner’s major aspirations.
- I know what my partner would do if he/she won a million dollars.
- I can relate in detail my first impressions of my partner.
- I ask my partner about his/her world periodically.
- I feel my partner knows me fairly well.
If you answered “true”
to more than half of the items, your friendship with your spouse is an area of strength in your marriage. You know what makes your partner tick. If you didn’t do so well, plan now to get to know your spouse better and become better friends. Like all worthwhile goals, you’ll need to make building
the friendship in your marriage a high priority, and you’ll need to plan specific ways you will act differently.
Practice “positive sentiment override.” It’s easy for marriage partners to become experts at identifying the negative traits
of the other person and ignore or minimize the positive ones. Negative sentiment is powerful and destructive to marriage. Research shows that to build a
happy marriage, couples need a ratio of at least 5 positive interactions for every negative one.
Here’s a way to increase
the positive interactions: First, make a list all of the things you admire and appreciate about your spouse. One husband wrote, “She helps me solve work problems.” A wife wrote, “He scratches my
back even when he’s tired.”
From this list, choose two
or three qualities and rehearse them in your mind. The next time you’re tempted to focus on your husband or wife’s
weaknesses, override the temptation by focusing on the positive qualities you chose.
Catch your spouse doing
good. Notice the kind and generous things your spouse does and express gratitude for them. Some spouses leave notes in a briefcase or purse. One spouse wrote,
“Thanks for listening to me gripe last night-it made all the difference in my outlook today.”
Have a friendly conversation. Regularly find a quiet, uninterrupted time to talk as friends. Take turns
picking topics that interest you. Consider some of the following subjects: your family of origin, personal goals or dreams or aspirations, a recent book or movie, current events such as sports or politics.
Hold a life story interview.
Interview your partner about his or her life story. Good interviewers ask penetrating questions and listen intently. Try to draw out one another as you share together as friends.
Attend to the little
things that show love and friendship. Regularly do things that build love and friendship, such as spending time together, giving gifts, serving one another, offering encouragement, and being affectionate.
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
By John Gottman
Fighting for Your Marriage
by Howard Markman, Scott Stanley, and Susan Blumberg.
Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service Website - The Marriage Garden
source site: click here
"i've just gotta say it!"
by Kathleen Howe
I'm sorry I've been so busy this month I don't have time to
complete this column.. Come back next month though!
I wrote this article for newsvine and decided I couldn't put
it off here within the network any longer!
What This Nation Needs Is Nurture
by Kathleen Howe
Oprah has done it again -
an unfortunate weight fluctuation of forty pounds has forced photos of her behind to cover not only the tabloids, but our
television screens as well. Those of us who watch the Today Show have noticed that Al Roker looks like he needs another gastric
bypass surgery; his weight has really gone up and I think more than forty pounds. We all know - it doesn't work that way with
gastric bypass surgery though. Why do these people get so much attention concerning their weight and why can't they keep the
Ricki Lake claims she'll never
get that big again, but will she? Really? Who believes her? Star Jones? Will she get that big again in light of the fact that
she too, had gastric bypass surgery and may have never dealt with the original problem that was causing her to partake in
the addiction of food? We've all been educated concerning Dr. Phil's theory on finding your authentic self, and recently he's
come out with a new book that will be a best seller that deals with what you do after experiencing a life shattering moment.
Why hasn't Oprah followed her Golden Boy's advice?
And Al Roker? It has been hinted upon that there are underlying father
issues there - is he working too hard to pay attention to nurturing himself?
My therapist has agreed with
me that my life experiences could be portrayed daily for over a month on the Dr. Phil show and we still might not have addressed
all of my traumas, crisis, abusive and dysfunctional relationships. But the same thing that keeps me losing and gaining weight
is the same thing that causes Oprah, Al and even Ricki Lake the up and down weight problems - the lack of nurture in our lives. I've spent the past seven years of my life helping others - nurturing
others - day in and day out - but I have forgotten to be nurturing to myself.
of nurture in the lives of all Americans has only bred negativity, greediness, dysfunctional family relationships,
corrupt political currents, pessimism, war, unethical business practices, illegal medical practices - you name it within the
American public and the leaders of the same great nation. The earth is suffering - as well animals, plant life, and the atmosphere.
The world subscribes to allowing hunger, genocide and poverty to continue to run rampant over learning how to be nurturing.
Power, money, greed, addiction
and no nurture. There are millions of people with depression in this country and no one
wants to address the reason for it. I myself, went back to my therapist and told her what had been transpiring in my life
over the past three years since my last visit and within twenty minutes she put up her hand and yelled, "STOP!" She knew the
answer - "You haven't received an ounce of nurture in three years since I saw you. What
do you expect? Does anyone feel good about anything if they don't experience any nurturing
in their lives?"
This caused me to think about
the whole situation - the world as we know it. We've seen a few people, a very small number of actors and actresses that have
decided to be nurturing throughout the world and within their private lives. Brad Pitt and
Angie have not only formed a family through the normal reproductive means, but through adoption. They've consumed their lives
with helping others. They've come out of themselves and used their well earned monies to help other people - unconditional love towards other - is that nurturing?
The dictionary says this about nurturing.
- to feed and protect: to nurture
- to support and encourage, as during the period of training or development; foster: to nurture promising musicians.
- to bring up; train; educate.
- rearing, upbringing, training, education, or the like.
- development: the nurture of
- something that nourishes; nourishment; food.
Synonyms: These verbs mean
to promote and sustain the growth and development of: nurturing hopes; cultivating tolerance;
foster friendly relations; nursed the fledgling business.
I've listened closely as Brad
Pitt has talked about the way his project in New Orleans has been run and I'm actually very impressed with the way it has
been run. Oprah opened a school, which was a lifetime dream and had to deal with the unfortunate trigger when abusive practices
were found out - perhaps that situation spurned her weight gain? But the point here is - we must all take care of ourselves
first. If we weren't nurtured properly as children we must fight our demons, educate ourselves,
thoroughly understand what we missed and re-parent ourselves.
We must learn how to nurture our children and it's never too late to do it! We can nurture
our adult children just as we need to nurture ourselves. We can apologize to our adult children
for not knowing better, for being ignorant, and get with the program to tell them what we have learned in learning to nurture ourselves. It's essential. Oprah, Al and the rest of you out there - get with the self
nurturing and you'll find there's a difference in your life.
I was reading, "The Art and
Science of Raising Healthy Children; by Stephen J. Bavolek, Ph.D; click on the link below
click here - or type it into your browser! It's a quick little article about parenting. Here's part of it that's crucial to know about!
Technically, parenting is
a process of interactions designed to nourish, protect, and guide a new life through the course of its development. The parenting
process begins at the creation of the new individual and continues to be practiced throughout a lifetime in varying
of intensity. The process of parenting entails four main tasks:
1. To foster physical and mental health.
2. To provide emotional warmth and nurturance.
3. To provide opportunities for the development of individuality
4. To facilitate social and emotional competence.
When these tasks are carried
out in the context of a strong emotional tie with a caretaker who stimulates a positive view of other people and the world,
children have the opportunity to develop their own individual potentials to the fullest extent. When the tie between the caregiver
and child is not established or is strained, children and parents alike will face trying times.
Mr. Bavolek continues to talk
about in his article that there are some guidelines that parents must follow when parenting their children. I know that most
of us, the Baby Boomers, never had the opportunity to experience the importance of learning these factions. Our parents weren't equipped to parent us just as their parents weren't equipped to parent them.
It's been a huge chain reaction of trial and error with lots of errors giving us the social dilemma we're experiencing today!
The rotten economy is no more
than a rotten social dilemma! If we had some nurtured business leaders out there in the
business world that actually wanted to nurture their employees and their business partners
- things would be courageously different! Things have been falling apart for generations. There's no loyalty, pride or ethics
in business anymore.
This nation needs to stop
worrying about what Oprah is going to do next with her forty pound weight gain. What needs to be done is a re-educating process
for all Americans. We need to learn what nurture is. We need role models like Brad Pitt and his wife. Oprah would be a better
role model if she just took the time to nurture herself. I'm finding that this is what my
problem has been after a seven year personal growth recovery journey. I thought of everything but nurture.
I agree with these building
blocks of parenting that need to be addressed.
The Building Blocks of the Parenting Process
Unconditional Love, Honesty, and Respect
I also have realized that
those of us who weren't parented with these factors in mind, need to spend some serious time learning more about them, reflect
upon our own pasts and childhoods and understand where things might have been different for us if we had been so educated. Just understanding that our parents didn't have a clue about these important life factors helps us to understand that it wasn't quite as "personal" as it has felt to us.
Although those of us who have
experienced abuse, trauma crisis and other uncontrollable situations; we still need to study these things, understand them and re-parent our own children and learn how we can nurture ourselves. Not only do
we need to nurture ourselves, but after understanding it all and experiencing success with self nurturing we need to reach out to our communities
and the world to make changes through nurturing others.
Perhaps a nurtured world would be less threatening and painful. My son told me that all he wanted for Christmas was
"world peace;" and now I have something to discuss with him. I can teach him what I didn't know when he was a little boy - nurturing him as an adult, showing him how he can nurture himself
and then how nurturing others is a step towards the World Peace he so desperately hopes for.
So, "i just gotta
say it!" take this information seriously and study it. Address the nurturing
problems you have with yourself, your family and in your life in other areas. It's incredible that you can learn and learn
and learn and understand and understand - (which has been my motto - educate - understand - and change) but if you don't nurture yourself, you won't have
the energy to make the changes.
You need to re-gain your
power as I've stated on the abuse site. You need to re-gain control in your life. And you need to be strong! Finally I added
the word "strong" to a website! You must get strong so you can make the changes you need to make.
Work with me folks! Send me an e-mail after you've looked around here and see if nurturing doesn't change your life just a teeny tiny bit!
I understand that you are in a hurry to find what you need to know. I'll keep it short on this page and explain more about me on
"my personal story" page!
If you still can't
find what you need to know and you would like help finding it, please click on the provided e-mail links to send me an e-mail with what you're searching for. This network of sites is extremely special to me. I'm here if you just need to vent - if
you need a shoulder to lean on - a friend - or just a sounding board for whatever you need to say. I'm almost always here.
Feel free to e-mail me anytime. I was once where you are and I know exactly how it feels.
Emotion and Feeling Sites
This website is the HOMEPAGE for the entire network of over 30 websites!
At the emotional
feelings site you will find the following information:
My personal story: A brief description of who I am and why I offer this network
of sites. Read my monthly column, "i just gotta say it!" on this page as well!
Touch: Additional information with current articles and bits of information that you can ponder upon.
The following emotion and feeling words are located at this website:
feeling of accomplishment
or feeling admired
feeling in agony
or feelings of arrogance
When learning about your emotions and feelings, be sure to visit the emotion
and feeling pages for the emotions and feelings that you would like to feel and know more about as well as the ones you are
This site adds a few extra emotions and feelings beginning with the letter
"a" like emotional feelings has; as well as a continuation of some of the same emotions and feelings as the home site!
The following feeling and emotions words are presently within this website:
This website contains the emotion and
feelings words beginning with the letter,
This website contains the emotion and
feelings words beginning with the letter, "c."
feeling cared for
This website holds the following emotion
and feelings words that begin with the letter, "d."
feeling in denial
feeling truly desperate
This website contains the emotion and feelings words that begin with the
letters "e" and "f".
feeling envied -
feelings of failure
feelings of fairness
- 3 pages of fear
feeling fear in
different intensities i.e., scared, frightened, terrified
feeling grief, grieving
feeling hostile, feelings of hostility
feeling humble, feelings of humility
feelings of integrity
The emotion and feeling words that begin
with the letters, "J" - "k" - "l" - "m" and "n."
feeling judged or
feeling loved -
3 pages of information concerning love
needs, need, needy - 2 pages of this information
feeling neuroticfeeling numb
This is an old site, one of the few that took on the original growth spurt,
but is now still here - holding its own - and has some new emotions and feelings to be added onto. There are some articled
on some of the new pages, but watch for new info to be added all the time!
This site came about because Tripod, the host of these free-sites, accidentally
deleted one of my sites called, "emotional feelings." I had to quickly change all the links on 30+ sites that went to emotional
feelings - and I'm afraid I haven't finished the job yet. But feeling emotional, 5 added a few more emotions and feelings
to the mix and is almost completed. Bear with me on the completion of the site please!
The following emotions and feelings are found at feeling emotional, 5.
feeling understanding / understood
your unemotional side
This site deals with words that begin with the two letters "un" before
an emotion or feeling. This site has the first half of the alphabet and the #2 site deals with the last half of the alphabet!
your unemotional side, 2
unrecognized feelings, feeling unrecognized
thank you for visiting the newest site of the emotional feelings network of sites -
be sure to make your way throughout the emotional feelings network of
sites... you won't be sorry and you'll be sure to learn something new!