Wednesday, May 22, 2019

How to Handle Passive Aggressive People

Passive aggression is a form of anger, except the anger is expressed with a smile instead of the typical expressions. Passive aggressive people are experts...

What Me Worry?: Why Worrying Does More Harm Than Good

Worry is a natural part of the human condition. It has historically played a vital role in our survival and it helps us cope with many of the challenges we face today. At the same time, worry that is too intense, too frequent, and too unrelenting can d...

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, ...

Why Grief Isn’t Something to Get Over

Grief may be triggered by the loss of a loved one or as a result of a life circumstance. Many people believe that if you have effectively mourned a loss you will then achieve closure. The idea that one can “get over it” to the extent that...

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...

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...

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...

Illusions: How Emotions Can Deceive Us

Mary Lamia, Ph.D.   Most of us accept that our senses can be deceived through illusion. After all, our brain is simply attempting to organize information and fill in the gaps.[1] Illusion is defined as something that is false or not real but tha...

What is the Best Emotion?

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about what I thought was the worst possible emotion. There are certainly enough worthy aspirants including hate, anger, and sadness. But I felt regret was the winner (or should I say loser) because its causes c...

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. ...

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