Encountering Karla Maclaren’s work has been so profoundly validating and eye-opening at the same time. Her research has shown to reveal what many of us know to be true, emotions are not distortions but important messages. In an emotion phobic culture this kind of work is so important – enjoy this wonderful podcast with Tami Simon of Sounds True
In Karla’s work she mentions a study in which russian speakers who have more words for blue could also identify more colors of blue compared to their north american counterparts, whose language has less words for blue.
She equates this to the value of having more words for our own emotions to increase emotional literacy.