Cate Crombie, a communications trainer, discusses the challenges associated with expressing feelings, especially in professional settings. She advises against using the "f word" – referring to "feelings" – as emotions can be difficult to articulate. Often, individuals guard their vulnerability, trying to protect themselves from potential judgment or harm. However, Crombie points out the paradox that while vulnerability might be perceived as a weakness, it's also what most deeply connects us to others. The challenge lies in finding a way to be open and vulnerable in a manner that's both safe for the individual and comfortable for others, particularly in workplace environments.