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How are you feeling? Do you know? Many people invest a lot of energy in avoiding their feelings because they are afraid to allow the feelings to happen. Fear is dominating their lives, masked by compulsive behaviors like overeating, spending too much money, free-floating anxiety, etc. Here is what one coach has to say about it.

For many people it is not what we want to feel, but what we do not want to feel that drives us. -Chip Engelmann, The Born Loser’s Guide to Abundance (free download at the author’s web site)

Writing Prompt: Create a character driven by fear of feeling his or her true emotions.

Journaling Prompt: Write about what you do when you are trying to avoid your feelings.

Art Prompt: Denial

Nonfiction / Speech Writing Prompt: Write about why people numb their feelings and how they do it.

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