Is it ok to cry?

Dear Deborah,

Is it helpful to cry when I feel like it? In other words, is it a release, or am I just wallowing in self pity?

- Sandra M.

Dear Sandra,

Tears are a fantastic way to release the emotional burdens that you are carrying. There have been scientific studies done that show how we release stress when we cry. I'm a big supporter of honoring your emotions and letting them speak. I will sometimes rent sad movies or watch videos on youtube to help bring tears to the surface, when I feel the need to cleanse. 

So overall, yes! It can be very good to cry. Someone once said to me, "Tears are the way we wash the windows to our soul." So, go ahead. Cry. Let your soul be washed. 

Love + Light,
Deborah Lighthart