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My Therapist Says That’s a Thought, Not a Feeling

How the Feeling Wheel has helped me navigate my emotions during a pandemic

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Illustration: Kate Dehler

“How does that make you feel?” is probably the question most associated with therapy. It’s meant to help people connect with their feelings, but sometimes it can be hard to adequately express emotions…




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L'Oreal Thompson Payton

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L’Oreal is a freelance writer and editor who’s dedicated to uplifting and inspiring Black women and girls through storytelling. Learn more at LTintheCity.com.

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