I recently read The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown. Brené Brown (http://www.brenebrown.com) is a shame and vulnerability researcher who has spent years studying the effects shame has on our overall happiness. I found the book incredibly powerful and many of her points are ones I try to express while helping clients in therapy. As a therapist, I try to help people live happy, authentic, meaningful lives and Brené Brown articulates those ideas in a very warm way, supported by 10 years of her research. The following is a link to her recent TED talk where she discusses emotions being a package deal. We can’t only shut off the uncomfortable ones and keep the ones that feel good. The goal is learning healthy coping skill to deal when we feel flooded with hard emotions. I believe it is worth 16 minutes of your day.