Life After Divorce: The Genius in All Our Emotions - And How They Guide Us


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The transition of divorce is ripe with surges of emotion and we often label the difficult ones as bad and to be avoided. Today's guest, Karla McLaren believes that emotions are possibly our greatest source of instinct, intelligence, and energy, that they are vital for thinking, healing, decision-making, learning, loving, and understanding others.

Listen in as we discuss how each of our emotions is essential, and how they each bring us the skills, energy, and intelligence we need in each situation. Karla shares how our emotions contain genius, and how to access them and discern when two emotions piggyback each other, ie. "panxiety" panic & anxiety.

We also chat about some of the most prevalent emotions experienced through divorce including anger, panic (different from fear), shame, anxiety, sadness, jealousy and grief. When we take the judgement out of even the hardest emotions, it gives us a new appreciation for their capacity to help heal and guide us.

Karla McLaren, M.Ed. is an award-winning author, social science researcher, and empathy pioneer. Her lifelong work focuses on her grand unified theory of emotions, which revalues even the most “negative” emotions and opens startling new pathways into self-awareness, effective communication, and healthy empathy. She is the author of The Language of Emotions, The Art of Empathy, and Embracing Anxiety, among other titles.

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