Engaging in Emotions

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“You can only understand people if you feel them in yourself.”

John Steinbeck

I love stories; I love to explore, to write and to imagine different endings and the cul de sacs of wonder in the life of an everyday person.

Social media, however, has changed the way I access everyday people’s stories. It is easy to scroll through someone’s deep confession because scrolling has become an everyday reality in our life.

It is easier to text rather than have a conversation.

It is easier to flick a photo rather than sit in the discomfort of sharing deeply with a family member and it is easy in our over saturation world of information to allow familiarity to breed contempt.

This month on kinwomen we are chatting about fearing less about feeling deeply.

Sitting in a conversation that is deep and uncomfortable can be awkward at times but when we create space to really hear, rather than respond it makes our relationships so much stronger.

Do you have fear of feeling deeply?

It is okay so do we often.

Amanda Viviers

About Amanda

Amanda Viviers is an Author, Speaker, Creative Ninja, Novice wife and Mum. The author of four books and she can be found most days at her shack close to the beach writing her fifth. She is a presenter on radio across New Zealand and Australia and is the co-founder of Kinwomen; a network that advocates for women globally. From a corporate leadership setting, she unexpectedly found herself at 36 married and a new Mum. From this season of change, her innovative communication style is full of stories about flexibility, strength, self-care and re-establishing your identity in the changing seasons of life. She lives a creative life, helping women find their voice and her greatest joy is to help people live inspired.

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