emotions Archives - Elisabeth Klein

How I Landed in a 12-Step Group

I was doubled over on my counselor’s couch, my head in my hands, on the verge of hyperventilating.  I had just finished sharing yet another incident that had left me feeling undone in one of my relationships, when my counselor suggested, “I really think you might want...

Why Am I So Needy?

I seem to have a pattern with men (and by pattern I mean that this has happened maybe two or three times in my life). Ready? What they offer me (in my head) isn’t enough. I don’t say this like a diva who thinks she deserves the sun and the moon and stars, because I...

When You Feel No Comfort from God

Several years ago I found myself in the middle of the worst (up to that point) and longest crisis of my life.  Something swept into my sweet little life and set up camp for 441 days (but who’s counting).  And in the middle of all that, two of my best friends moved...

When You Don’t Feel Free

While going through Freeway, I heard Mike Foster tell the story of when, as a little boy, he used to collect caterpillars – as many of us did when we were children – and would place them in a jar and watch them weave a cocoon around themselves and then delight in...