I found this definition, thought you would enjoy:
Catharsis may refer to:
* Catharsis, a term used to describe ritual, punitive and other forms of purification for religious and other uses and is also applied to emotional release
* (medicine) the effect of a cathartic, which is a strong laxative
Sometimes we all need to take a poop, I guess.
I got this in a message from a good friend, and decided I'd like to share it here. Because we DO all need to take a poop sometimes.
I've discovered that I'm much more resilient and sure of myself than I previously thought. I've also figured out that my family is my touchstone, and having them grounds me in a way that I just hadn't realized before. This is a place where I come to make sense, and sometimes comedy, out of my daily life. To be able to get it all out, to get it away from me so I can judge it from further away, is cathartic.
I think it can best be summed up by Cher from Clueless, as I'm sure most things can be:
"It's like a painting, see? From far away, it's OK, but up close, it's a big old mess."