Recently, I came across this image of Little Critter, and immediately began to feel myself soften a little. As a therapist, I’m constantly encouraging my clients to question the beliefs they have around vulnerability and big feelings as problematic and dangerous. And for years, I’ve worked to dismantle these unhelpful belief systems in myself, but I still need reminding, and often. And I find this is true for my clients, too. The conditioning we have acquired around what it is to be a feeling person in this world are old and insidious, and it takes time and repetition of another story to not get pulled right back into it.