Big Feelings

How to Be Okay When Things Are Not Okay

Liz Fosslien & Mollie West Duffy

Big Feelings by Liz Fosslien, Mollie West Duffy (Hardback ISBN 9781838858513) book cover

Available as Hardback, eBook, Downloadable audio

7 July 2022

An approachable illustrated guide to handling our most difficult emotions from the duo behind the popular Instagram account @lizandmollie

‘This book will restore your sense of control – and make you feel less alone in the world’ ADAM GRANT

Big Feelings addresses anyone intimidated by oversized feelings they can’t predict or control, offering the tools to understand what’s really going on, find comfort and face the future with a sense of new-found agency. Weaving surprising science with personal stories and original illustrations, each chapter lays out strategies for turning big emotions into manageable ones and will help you understand:
- how to end the cycle of intrusive thoughts brought on by regret, and instead use this feeling as a compass for making decisions
- how to identify what’s behind your anger and communicate it productively, without putting people on the defensive
- how to spot the warning signs for burnout and take the necessary steps to balance your life
- why you might be suffering from perfectionism even if we feel far from perfect, and how to detach yourself-worth from what you do


“This book will restore your sense of control – and make you feel less alone in the world”
Adam Grant

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“I am going to recommend Big Feelings to everyone. It will be of inestimable help to every age; its wise, kind, thoughtful, comforting and sensible guidance will heal and support more people than Liz and Mollie will ever know”
Joanna Lumley

“Dispense(s) the wisdom and compassion we all need for working through our most difficult emotions”
Susan Cain

“The rise of stress, burnout and anxiety is one of the most urgent issues of our time. Big Feelings is a vital guide to not only handling complex emotions but learning to thrive through difficult times – and emerge even more resilient”
Arianna Huffington

“An intelligent, empathetic and often delightful guide to navigating life’s most difficult moments and emerging from them with a newfound sense of meaning”
Dan H. Pink


Liz Fosslien & Mollie West Duffy

Liz Fosslien is an expert on how to make work better and the co-author and illustrator of the bestseller No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotion at Work. As the Head of Content at Humu, a company focused on workplace behavioural change, she helps leaders and their teams make meaningful improvements. Liz’s work has been featured by Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, NPR, The Financial Times, TED and The Economist.

Mollie West Duffy is the co-author of the bestseller No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotion at Work. She is an organisational design and development expert, and previously worked at global innovation firm IDEO and for the Dean of Harvard Business School. Her writing has been featured in Harvard Business Review and Fast Company, and she’s been interviewed by The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

@LizandMollie