Emotions Never lie. That’s a load of bull hockey.

We are conditioned to not trust ourselves. We are told - your emotions lie to you, your heart is deceitful, push past those feelings, don’t be so sensitive, what you feel is not reality. My heart rate went up when I typed that last one… what overt gaslighting and absolute bull hockey thing to tell someone - that what they feel is not reality. How on earth are we supposed to trust ourselves when we are told we are out of touch with reality? That we are supposed to accept that there is a separate reality that exists, made of logic and reason that we are not a part of because we have strong feelings? It’s categorically damaging. It is utterly untrue.

Dear Dr. Les Carter,

Dear Dr. Les. Carter, you slayed me today. Thank you for your ever gentle and clear reassurance that everyone deserves Dignity, Respect and Civility, that not everyone is going to be a safe place, but that we can be that for others. Thank you for your encouragement, Dr. Carter. In a world of sharp edges, …