'Big Feelings' co-authors Liz Fosslien, Mollie West Duffy on navigating emotions : It's Been a Minute Guest host Juana Summers speaks with co-authors Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy about their new book, Big Feelings: How to Be Okay When Things Are Not Okay. In the book, Liz and Mollie explore seven emotions that they found particularly difficult to overcome — uncertainty, anger, burnout, comparison, perfectionism, despair and grief. With hopes to normalize conversations on these "big feelings," they talk about the power in owning and sharing their emotions and what they've gained in the process.

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The power in owning your 'Big Feelings'

The power in owning your 'Big Feelings'

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Liz Fosslien
Liz Fosslien
Liz Fosslien

Guest host Juana Summers speaks with co-authors Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy about their new book, Big Feelings: How to Be Okay When Things Are Not Okay. In the book, Liz and Mollie explore seven emotions that they found particularly difficult to overcome — uncertainty, anger, burnout, comparison, perfectionism, despair and grief. With hopes to normalize conversations on these "big feelings," they talk about the power in owning and sharing their emotions and what they've gained in the process.

This episode was produced by Janet Woojeong Lee with help from Anjuli Sastry Krbechek. It was edited by Tamar Charney. You can follow us on Twitter @NPRItsBeenAMin and email us at IBAM@npr.org.


This episode includes mentions of depression and suicidal thoughts.

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