112: Being a Human Feels Terrible Sometimes

Oct 25, 2022

Being a human feels terrible sometimes. This goes for everyone, whether you’ve been cheating or not. So, it’s important to keep this in mind if you’re currently grappling with an infidelity situation and feeling, shall we say, rather challenged by it.

As a society, we don’t often acknowledge how awful it can feel to be a human, and all of the varying flavors that feeling terrible comes in. Even worse, we’re taught from a young age that feeling terrible means something is very wrong. But Dr. Marie Murphy is here today to explore the idea that nothing is wrong when you feel terrible: You’re just human.

Tune in this week to discover why being a human feels terrible sometimes. Dr. Marie Murphy is discussing why the traditionally prescribed intolerance of feeling awful isn’t actually helpful, why as a society we’ve never normalized feeling terrible, and how to deal with feeling uncomfortable emotions without making it a problem that needs to be immediately solved.

If you’re ready to take this topic deeper in a confidential and compassionate environment, you can schedule an introductory coaching session with me by clicking here!

What You’ll Learn from this Episode:

  • The collective sense society has around a “normal” amount of feeling terrible and the threshold for discomfort.

  • Why the idea that something is wrong because we feel terrible does all humans a tremendous disservice.

  • How the cultural authority of the medical profession has influenced the messaging around “negative” emotions.

  • Why heartbreak and heartache are just as fundamental to the human experience as joy, elation, and love.

  • What you’re missing out on when you think about emotions as experiences that need to be managed with medical tools and diagnoses.

  • How to start normalizing the spectrum of emotions that humans experience.

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