Tina Gilbertson, LPC (licensed professional counselor) works with individual adults in her private therapy practice in Portland, Oregon. She also writes a popular weekly blog called Tina's Tidbits and offers classes, seminars and, workshops on a variety of personal development topics.
Gilbertson enjoys developing classes that promote self-actualization. Past topics have included dealing with difficult emotions, doing the work you were born to do, understanding anxiety, setting goals effectively, decision-making, and going with the flow.
She has also created seminars and workshops on self-esteem and assertiveness, both for the public and for other professionals. She is available for speaking and teaching engagements throughout the world.
Constructive Wallowing: How to Beat Bad Feelings By Letting Yourself Have Them is Gilbertson's first book.
If you’re upset about something, it’s not because you’re not positive enough, or not grateful enough, or not centered enough. It’s because you’re human, and something has upset you.
Don’t judge yourself for being bothered; judge the problem that’s bothering you. Someone needs to be on your side. Why not let it be you?
And while you're at it, why not just feel what you feel?
Wallowing in your emotions is like living in your house: You’re entitled!