My background is not in teaching. It is in journalism and writing, a profession that has taken me around the globe and into harms way as I have been assigned to dangerous places ranging from the streeets of Belfast during ‘The Troubles’ through to conflicts in the Middle East.
We all do it. Whether we want to believe it or not, crying is part of our human experience. We cry when we're happy. We cry when we're sad. We cry when we cut onions. Biologically, we are designed to emit tears. According to research crying can mitigate tension (Geststein, 2011), rebalance nervous system proclivities (Nelson, 2005), and enhance internal well-being.