Feelings Are Our Friends by Karen Vaile

Feelings Are Our Friends by Karen Vaile

Emotions Matter: Feelings Are Our Friends

Acknowledging and accepting our emotions can lead to positive growth and healing.

There was a time when I couldn't stand my boss's phrase, "Feelings are our friends," especially during emotionally charged moments with a client. It seemed to mock my turmoil. However, over time, I realized the truth in those words. Emotions, despite their intensity, offer invaluable insights into our lives, reflecting our perceptions and interactions.

Recognizing and understanding our feelings is crucial—they signal our inner needs, desires, boundaries, and values. They guide us toward areas needing attention, be it growth, healing, or change. Rather than adversaries, emotions are messengers, essential for self-discovery and personal development.

Listening to these signals has taught me to see emotions as allies. Each one, from anger to joy, serves as a guidepost, highlighting something significant within us. By embracing them, we can transform emotional challenges into opportunities for self-awareness and empowerment.

Embracing our feelings indeed opens a door to a richer, more balanced life, guiding us towards resilience, wisdom, and inner strength. This journey of acceptance is not solitary. It unfolds a tapestry of human experience, woven with the threads of hope and the promise of a life where emotions are not just felt but celebrated. As we honour each emotion as a catalyst for personal growth and vitality, we pave the way to a more enlightened, fulfilling existence.

This path of emotional acceptance connects us to others, as it is a universal human experience that transcends individuality. Understanding our emotions fosters a deeper empathy, allowing us to recognize the common threads of our experiences. As we each navigate the nuances of our feelings, we become more attuned to those around us, enriching our relationships through shared understanding. The act of embracing our feelings leads to a collective well-being, where peace and contentment are not just personal achievements but communal treasures. By integrating and honouring our emotions, we create a world that values emotional wisdom as the bedrock of a compassionate and vibrant society.


Karen Vaile is a Confidence & Life Coach and Founder of Karen’s Coaching Korner.

She helps businesswomen create the confidence they need to take the bold action necessary to achieve all their personal and professional goals.  

Karen's mission is centred on transforming uncertainty, self-doubt and apprehension into assertiveness and decisive ambition. Through her 1:1 coaching program “Create Your Confidence” she tailors her approach to each client's unique needs helping each one to reach her fullest potential, attain her goals, embrace boldness and embody confidence and grace in every aspect of life. Karen can be reached via DM.



Karen is happy to be a Happy Healthy Women Toronto, ON Trailblazer.

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