Woman Eating

As human beings, we often feel entitled to feeling happy all the time. This causes us to use food and other vices to buffer negative emotions. Buffering is when we exploit easy feel-good activities like food, alcohol or shopping, to improve our mood and numb the negative experiences in our life. When we buffer negative emotions, we are not experiencing the full breath of the highs and lows life has to offer. Additionally, many of these vices can lead to health issues like diabetes. During this podcast, I discuss the concept of buffering and argue that allowing yourself to feel negative emotions will lead to a happier and healthier life.