How Can I Begin to Feel Again?

How Can I Begin to Feel Again? -an excerpt from Let Go, Heal, Be Happy I like to use the analogy that suppressed painful emotions are like meat that has gone bad and has been put away in the freezer. When suppressing your emotions, they don’t seem to cause any bother until you start to…

What is Depression?

Everyone gets depressed at some time or another to varying degrees. Although often labeled as just sadness, depression can be a normal reaction to various events that occur in your life. Just as there are many types of losses, there are many causes for depression. While clinical depression is officially defined as lowered affect in…

Seven Steps To Forgiveness

Seven Steps To Forgiveness

An excerpt from Let Go, Heal, Be Happy by Mark Linden O’Meara   “Growth in wisdom may be gauged exactly by the diminution of ill-temper.” – Friedrich Nietzsche   In your healing process you may ask yourself whether it is necessary to forgive those who have harmed you. But first it is important to also…

Introduction to Let Go, Heal, Be Happy

Introduction to Let Go, Heal, Be Happy

An excerpt from Let Go, Heal, Be Happy  by Mark Linden O’Meara   This book is intended as a guide for you, the reader, to learn about healing emotional pain and learning to be happier.   In your quest to heal, you may have heard time and time again that you should “let go and…

Learning the Language of Feelings

Learning the Language of Feelings

An excerpt from Let Go, Heal, Be Happy by Mark Linden O’Meara   Part of self-growth and developing self-knowledge involves learning to express the feelings, ideas and thoughts you are experiencing. To describe how you are feeling is a challenge given the fact that language is imprecise, and at times it is difficult to translate…