Monday, April 22, 2024

The Power of Self Love

Even on the most beautiful of days, the world may seem like it’s against us. Every one of us experiences this sometimes- feeling drained and emotionally exhausted. While it might be tempting to search for an outside source to alleviate these nega...

Learning to Forgive

When tackling emotionally-upsetting experiences, often the last piece to fall into place is forgiveness. We can clear our anger, sadness and fear reactions and still not have completely cleared our connection to memories because of a lack of forgivenes...

Creating Emotional Closeness in Your Life

By Dr. Debbie Magids Never underestimate the value and the need for emotional closeness.  It’s at the top of the list for overall well-being, and is of the core principles of being able to get the life you want.  One of the biggest pro...

Inner Compass: Tuning In

As we learned in my last post Inner Compass: Inner Child, emotions can help us make choices by giving us a vital compass that tells us where to go and who to get involved with. If we follow the directions of our inner compass, then we can make cho...

Embarrassment: A Dreadful and Honest Response

Commonly experienced, and unfortunately well remembered, embarrassments happen in relation to other people. They result in feelings of exposure, awkwardness, and regret. Embarrassment usually occurs when we violate a social standard, be it tripping, ...

Is it Jealousy or Envy?

Are you experiencing jealousy or envy? Mary Lamia, Ph.D. Are you craving attention from a person whose focus is on someone else? Do you desire attributes that are possessed by another? When you experience jealousy or envy, you have measured your...

Using Mind-Body Connections to Increase Positive States of Mind

By Renee Podunovich  “I’ve been able to show that fear closes down our minds and our hearts, whereas positive emotions literally open our minds and hearts… they really change our mindsets and our biochemistry” –Dr. ...

Mind-Body Connections For Anxiety Reduction

There is a terrible feeling most of us have experienced before during stressful times. It’s that vague sense of dread that something is going to go wrong and that we should do something but don’t know what that is. The heart starts racing o...

The Deeper Meaning of Compassion

Compassion is a word that can feel a bit overused these days. Everyone seems to remind us to be compassionate with ourselves and others. When words are overused, they tend to loose their meaning. But there is immense worth to the concept of compassion ...

The Superpower of Recognizing Emotions

Most of us have experienced painful emotions in life. We have felt feelings we would prefer not to feel. Emotions such as sadness and fear often feel very uncomfortable: they cause our bodies to feel sensations like tightening in the chest and throat, ...

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