Southern Star: Feelings are not facts

I feel bad, therefore things are bad. I feel things are hopeless so they must be hopeless. I feel fat, therefore I must be fat. These kinds of statements are examples of emotional reasoning - that is, mistaking your feelings for reality. In this week's Southern Star, I discuss why emotional reasoning can be bad for your mental health and well-being.

As always, the column will be reproduced on this blog next week.