What if you felt less guilty

I have been listening to the @audible_com audiobook of Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life by @enagoski. I have 29 minutes and 46 seconds left, and I can tell I am loving this book because I am delaying listening to that last bit. I just don’t want it to end. 📚⁣

I feel like reading it I have learned about sexuality but also about being a person who was raised and identifies as female in our culture. For instance, I am realizing how much I follow up experiences of pleasure with feelings of guilt. That chocolate was delicious. I shouldn’t have eaten it. It was so nice to have that time away from the kids. I’m horrible for wanting to be away from my kids. And on and on. Today, I am inviting the thought: What if I was less guilty about what gave me pleasure?⁣

feel less guilty about what gives you pleasure

Published by Emily P.G. Erickson

Emily P.G. Erickson is a freelance writer specializing in mental health and parenting. She has written for popular digital publications, including Everyday Health, Health, The New York Times, Parents, Romper, Verywell Mind, WIRED, and more. Emily is a professional member of the National Association of Science Writers (NASW), the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), and the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ). Previously, Emily researched PTSD for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and earned a master's in psychology. You can find the latest from Emily at www.emilypgerickson.com.

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