One of the greatest services we can offer ourselves is admitting our feelings, if only to ourselves. To admit when we’re wrong. To admit what we love. To admit when we’re unhappy. To admit the harsh facts. To admit when we feel uncomfortable. To admit when something feels right. To admit when we feel scared. To admit who we’d rather be. Denial might be a quick relief to the stress of something we don’t want to admit, but all we’re doing is burying our feelings. It can’t last. We won’t ever feel ready. It might be too late. And the last person we should be kidding is ourselves. We’re meant to feel. It’s the only way we can do what’s best for us, and that’s the only way we’ll survive. So just take a deep breath and lift up the barriers.