One of the myths in our culture is that women are more feeling than men. That’s ridiculous, of course; and that’s what makes it a myth!
What is closer to the truth is that men have been socialized to lead with their left brains; and that means to focus on that which is more concrete and thought-driven vs right-brained and experientially-driven.
But make no mistake, men and women alike have feelings, even if they don’t express them similarly. And the fact of the matter is that some women don’t have any more access to their feelings than their stereo-typed counterparts.
Let me ask you several questions.
On a scale of 1 to 5:
• How comfortable are you with your feelings?
• Do you know when you have feelings?
• What are your feelings telling you?
My guest for this episode is an expert on feelings. Dina Wilcox is the author of Why Do I feel This Way? What Your Feelings are Trying to Tell You.
Following the untimely death of her young husband, Dina spent many years working with neuro-scientists and others who have been researching the whole are of feelings and emotions, trying to learn what science could teach her about using her brain to help her move forward with her life.
Join me for what might turn out to be a very different interview than you might think.