Episode 141: You are Responsible TO Your Feelings, Not FOR Your Feelings

I first heard the phrase, “You are responsible TO your feelings, not FOR your feelings,” from the book by Cheri Huber, There Is Nothing Wrong with You: Going Beyond Self-Hate. While I didn’t understand what it meant until I went through recovery, I now appreciate this phrase a lot. That’s why episode 141 of the Fragmented to Whole Podcast is about how you are responsible TO your feelings, not FOR your feelings! 

In this episode of the Fragmented to Whole Podcast, I’m sharing the importance of the responsibility you have to feel the feelings you have and actionable steps you can take today to learn to just feel the feeling.

Some of the talking points I go over in this episode include:

  • The relationship I had prior to recovery with my feelings and how they stemmed from a phrase I heard in my childhood.
  • The benefit to crying openly in front of others is that it lessens the grief.
  • How, and when, to analyze where feelings are coming from.
  • My Feelings List and Exercise

If you want more information on these, check out the feelings list and exercise or join my community! My membership community, Secure, Loved & Brave, will include way more worksheets than just this one, and gives you calls twice a month too. So be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on living a more whole life and to hear even more about the points outlined above.

What is Fragmented to Whole: Life Lessons from 12 Step Recovery?

This is the podcast “Fragmented to Whole: Life Lessons from 12 Step Recovery.” It will help people who want to heal to move from fragmented to whole.

Hi, I’m Barb! I share my experience, strength and hope from 12 step recovery in each episode. They’re all 20 minutes or less. Unlike most recovery podcasts where you hear a person’s whole story, in this one each episode is about a specific topic.

There are many life lessons from 12 step recovery that are applicable to those in and outside of recovery. This podcast brings some of those lessons to the airwaves, including such topics as learning acceptance, recognizing and overcoming victim mentality and establishing healthy boundaries.

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