In this episode of Hitting Rewind, host Chambolion Fairley talks to her guest, Rachel Bellini, about the mistakes Rachel made in life and how she deals with the emotions of regret. Rachel dives into how and why she made the choices that she felt guilty about for many years including the last moments with her mother before she passed and hurting the people she did while she cheated on her first husband with another man. Nowadays, while Rachel admits she doesn’t like the version of herself who did those regretful things, she has had years to reflect on her past choices — Rachel talks about how she has been able to grow from these learning opportunities. In the second half of this episode, Chambolion interviews psychology professor and family therapist, Dr. Seima Diaz, about human behavior and our emotions. Dr. Diaz gives a breakdown of the psychology of regret, how and when it develops in our life, and also how it manifests physically in the body. Dr. Diaz also discusses why emotions are not necessarily good or bad, and she introduces the concept of how we can utilize even these "negative" emotions to our advantage, which may be referred to as psychological flexibility — ultimately, all human emotions should be embraced as they are meant to be helpful signals whether they affect us positively or negatively.
Listen to this episode if you enjoy self-help podcasts or human-interest stories. If you like learning about psychology and human behavior this podcast is perfect for you!