As we all know, life is full of surprises that are not always the kind we would wish for. While these kinds of disappointments are a normal part of the human experience, we all have something to gain by learning from disappointment rather than just attempting to get rid of it, get over it, or wallowing in misery. Christine Hassler, author of the new book, Expectation Hangover: Overcoming Disappointment in Work, Love and Life, left a successful career as a Hollywood agent to share her passion to ease suffering on the planet as a speaker, retreat facilitator and life coach.
Our guest today on Pathways is Tina Gilbertson, author of the new book Constructive Wallowing: How to Beat Bad Feelings by Letting Yourself Have Them. Tina is a licensed psychotherapist whose practice here in Portland includes individual therapy and non-traditional career counseling. A popular blogger and workshop leader, her first book cuts to the chase and teaches people how to accept and feel their feelings instead of stuffing them and teaches the value of having a little self-compassion for our own lives.