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  How many different emotions do you have in a day? What creates them? Why do they seem to show up unexpectedly? Why do we wake up in a bad mood or feel inspired by a song that no one else gets?

  Emotions conjure up memories unique to each one of us or conversely, an experience from the past triggers an emotional reaction.  When we allow our emotions their expression and are able to live in the present moment, all is good. If however we’re influenced by emotional reactions, if we lash out in traffic or beat ourselves up, play the victim or don’t feel worthy, then those wild cards create a life by default rather than a life from inspiration. I had a freind who inherited a significant amount of money and blew through it in under a year. He later admitted that he didn’t feel worthy of his good fortune.

  If we ran a computer with viruses and endless pop-up ads we’d no doubt upgrade or have it cleaned out so it more adequately suited what we intended to do. We all run on emotional programs that were largely embedded into us during our formative years. Those programs color the world around us and are for the most part inherited beliefs, values, cultural norms and our unique family upbringing. Emotional influences are the reason two people interpret or respond to the same situation differently. Formative emotions remind us how we felt at significant times in our lives. Christmas is a prime example; for some it represents togetherness for others the opposite. Emotions create the foundation of our world view now and moving forward. Questioning the program and what no longer serves us is like cleaning out our hard drive by removing obstacles that get in the way of our well-being. It was determined that the most important question for human beings is “Who am I?” And our deepest desire is to be heard. To know more about who we are and why we are is to understand our thought processes so as to better decide who we can become.

  Do you know that a baby elephant tethered to a ten foot chain grows up with the same limits despite its power to pull up the stake and be free? He has been trained to believe there are no other choices.There’s an expression that goes; "If you don't think you have a choice then you've given yourself no other choice but to think that" . Life is an ongoing series of choices and asking questions is like discovering keys to the doors of alternatives, potential and possibilities.

  John Lennon was asked by a teacher what he wanted to be in life and he responded “Happy”, the teacher said “I don’t think you understand the question” to which John replied “I don’t think you understand life”. People struggle because at some level they’ve been told that life is hard. People fail because they believe they’re not worthy of success. If happiness, health or success is your destination how will you get there without a road map to better understand the obstacles along the way? Emotions are energy in motion and can either supercharge or deflate your experiences past, present and future. 

  When the light of our emotions is low we walk in the shadows of our past. When we shed the light of awareness on our path we give ourselves the power to choose where we go and how we express ourselves with knowledge and understanding. takes you on a journey of self-awareness by understanding the most important influence in our world. How you feel determines who you are and is the template for who you could become. It allows you to question recurring, depleting emotions and what’s really going on. It helps build on feelings you want to experience more of. creates a safe and private environment where you can talk, be heard and get feedback from others who also want to better understand. Cervantes said; “Make it thy business to know thyself” which, he added “is the most difficult lesson in the world”. has created the environment; it’s your choice to take the first step…

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  Youtalkabout is about you! There is no special interest agenda or dogma. The personal journal/blog is for you to create. It's a way to talk about what you're going through by asking questions and exploring possible answers to create deeper self-awareness.

  Youtalkabout is a way of exploring the emotions we all experience, where they originate, and how they influence our thoughts and behaviour.  Each emotion that you type into the search bar is followed by a definition in order to clarify if that's what you're really feeling. There are alternative emotions to create options and questions to help you gain better understanding. Then when you're ready, Talk about it! Post online if you want. Create your own private journal. You can keep a record of your entries in a variety of catagories.  As you delve deeper, you will find that getting to know yourself is like working on a jigsaw puzzle. The more questions you answer, the more parts of yourself will be revealed, and the big picture of who you are will become more and more clear.   

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Some helpful guidelines
Knowing yourself means to be in good company when you're alone.  It is being who you are, without
 We exist in comparison or 'relative' to everything else (which affects how we feel about ourselv
"Listening, not imitation may be the greatest form of flattery"  - Joyce Brothers
It has been said that communication is the cause of and solution to most of life's problems/chall
All of life is motion, nothing stands still.

Question of the month

Are you doing what you want?

My life is great!
25% (1 vote)
Life's good but...
50% (2 votes)
I need to make changes to get to where I want to be
25% (1 vote)
Total votes: 4