Just a quick post to share that I just experienced a (for me) significant victory: I got really, really upset inside, headed to the vending machines that are mere steps from my office, put the first quarter in, and then stopped. I stopped and thought, "Eating chocolate isn't going to make you feel better." So then I started looking at the diet sodas and was ready to put my quarter in there instead, until I thought, "All of the chemicals in that soda aren't going to make you feel better, either." So I stopped and focused inward for about a minute to get in touch with what I was really feeling, and I realized that I was angry and frustrated by the meeting I'd just finished. And I marched back to my office with all of my quarters back in the palm of my hand and announced to a teammate that I wasn't hungry, didn't need chocolate, but that I was angry and frustrated. She asked if I wanted to walk once around the building, and we did. And we talked about why I'm mad and she offered suggestions and I'm still mad but less so and I have some thoughts about how to make things better.
That, my friends, is freaking progress.