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Step Up And Away From Punishing Feelings

Guy Finley | Posted 10.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Guy Finley

No one really wants to talk about it, but the truth is there is a kind of evil spell hanging over each of us, and our world as well. In fact, part of ...

How To Stop Violence In America: Managing Discomfort And Fear Are The Solution

Marc Schoen, Ph.D. | Posted 10.14.2016 | Politics
Marc Schoen, Ph.D.

Guns, weapons, explosives, and other forms of destruction are merely symptoms of a more primary and central culprit that is at the heart of violence in America - our most primitive instinct.

Constructive Anger

Paul Ekman | Posted 09.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Ekman

The following excerpt about constructive anger is taken from the book of dialogue between the Dalai Lama and myself, entitled Emotional Awareness (2009). Having just reread it, I found nothing to change; I still believe it raises the right question.

Breaking the cycle of parental rage with my firstborn

Alexandra Owens | Posted 09.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Owens

Sigh. I'm that mom tonight. I actually couldn't put my oldest to bed. The thought of him starting school tomorrow; all day on his own; sent tears to m...

How Grudges Hurt Your Health

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 09.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

By Joanna McParland We all experience the ups and downs of life sometimes. We might be treated badly by others or miss out on something we think we d...

Every Accusation Is An Autobiography

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 09.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Linda: Bill was the playful one of the pair. He had a job, but striving, worry, and stress were not his style. Hard-working, serious Michelle didn't ...

Anger On The Path To Peace

Marina Cantacuzino | Posted 09.09.2016 | Politics
Marina Cantacuzino

It is a strange truth that the actions of someone who I consider to be one of the most blatant warmongering individuals on the planet propelled me onto the path of peace.

Navigating Through Emotional Storms

Carrie Doubts | Posted 09.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Carrie Doubts

Underneath it all is pain and a sense of a loss of control. Nothing is as it should be. It's as though a typhoon has blown through your consciousness and you know your life will never be the same again. You didn't ask for this.

Dear Selena And Anyone With Panic Attacks: Try This Empowering Mind Trick

Greg Kushnick, Psy.D. | Posted 09.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Greg Kushnick, Psy.D.

This post was originally published for Self-Therapy Month on Techealthiest. If you've ever had a panic attack, you would know that the experience is...

A Battle or A War?

Ellie Newman | Posted 09.02.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

A battle is a conflict that can be resolved constructively, leading to an enhanced relationship. When you are at war, there are constant, repetitive, unresolved battles. War is not productive and only serves to hamper your relationship, increase dissonance and create more battles.

What I Learned From Having My Wallet Stolen

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 09.01.2016 | Fifty
Hélène Tragos Stelian

A couple of months ago, I attended a Meetup for Life Coaches at a coffee shop in Chicago and somehow left my wallet at the counter when I paid for my drink. I did not notice my wallet was missing until five hours later, by which time I was back home.

It's Called "Battered Race Syndrome." Or, Something Like That

Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D. | Posted 08.26.2016 | Black Voices
Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D.

We are ridiculed for being angry We are pressured to quietly pacify our pain We are mocked for feeling victimized We are urged to 'forgive' in the fac...

Remembering My Father Before His Dementia

Elizabeth Smith | Posted 08.23.2016 | Fifty
Elizabeth Smith

Photo by cocoparisienne via Pixabay My father is one of the good guys, a true gentleman and an exceptional husband and parent. But there is another p...

10 Noises That Incite Rage Within Me

Rachel Hawkins | Posted 08.19.2016 | Parents
Rachel Hawkins

Peppa Pig is by far one of my son's most favourite TV programmes. Much to my dismay. I can't bear it when George suddenly bursts into tears, which as many other parents will know, tends to happen in every single bastard episode. It goes right through me.

Demanding Black Forgiveness Is Just Another Way To Control Us

The Establishment | Posted 09.23.2016 | Black Voices
The Establishment

When I was six, my favorite uncle came by to visit. I loved spending time with him; He was always playful and fun. On this day for some reason I didn...

Do You Want To Go Through Your Divorce Or Grow Through It?

Karen McMahon | Posted 08.18.2016 | Divorce
Karen McMahon

What do you do when the fabric of your life feels like it is being torn to shreds and stability and certainty are nowhere to be found? Embrace your greatest tribulation to create an amazing life transformation.

The Rise of Trumpiness

Martin Boroson | Posted 08.16.2016 | Politics
Martin Boroson

Someday, perhaps, we will look back on Donald Trump and realize that he did us a service, albeit unintentionally. By providing an extreme example--a caricature--of who we might become, he gave us a real wakeup call. But this won't happen until we create the conditions for real conversation.

How To Make Sure That Trumpism Never Returns

Deepak Chopra | Posted 08.15.2016 | Politics
Read More: By Deepak Chopra, MD the Problem Isn't Donald Trump but Trumpism—Many Commentators Feel Safe Enough to Utter These Words. What Made Them Feel Unsafe Over the Past Year, Despite the Toxic Extremism That Trump the Man Represented, Was Timidity. Someone Posing as a Strong Man, Capable of Viciously Demolishing His Political Enemies, Posed a Potential Threat to Anyone Who Spoke Out Against Him. but Now More People Have Found a Way, Even a Growing Handful of Republican Politicians, To Denounce Him.   There's a Collective Sigh of Relief That Trump Has Become His Own Worst Enemy, But Relief Isn't the Same as Feeling Safe, Much Less Immune. America Hasn't Seen the Last of Trumpism Until Remedies Against Its Return Are Undertaken Seriously. as a Physician Sees It, We Are Past the Prevention Stage, Past the First Signs of Disorder, And Well Into Rampant Symptoms That Threaten a Full-Blown Outbreak. in a Word, Trumpism Has Become a Persistent Virus, And Although It Fuels a Sense of Self-Righteousness to Blame the Long Line of Republican Presidents Going Back to Nixon Who Planted the Seeds of Trumpism, We Can't Afford That Luxury.   to Compress Trumpism Into Its Essential Ingredients, They Are Actually a Batch of Stubborn Illusions That Have Been Turned Into a Belief System, As Follows:   — the Illusion That Anyone "Not Like US" Is Inferior, Bad, Lazy, And Dangerous. From This Illusion Springs a Belief in US-Versus-Them Thinking. — the Illusion of Racial Superiority. From This Illusion Springs Overt and Covert Racism. — the Illusion of Absolute Patriotism, Or "My Country Right or Wrong." From This Illusion Springs Xenophobia. — the Illusion That Violence Works. From This Illusion Springs a Belief That War Accomplishes More Good Things Than Bad. — the Illusion of Egotism. From This Illusion Springs the B, Me, And Mine" Actually Count.   the List Could Go On, And There Are Commentators Who Focus on Such Things as Sexism, Income Inequality, Immigration, And Fear of Globalism. Trumpism Has Many Arms, No Doubt. but I Think It Is Best Viewed as a Psychological State That Permits the Welling Up of Our Darkest Impulses. Until the Country's Collective Psychology Stops Being Tainted by Fear, Anger, And Resentment, Trumpism Will Continue on the Metastasized Negativity That the Far Right Cannot Survive Without.   President Obama Followed the Course of Being the Adult in the Room, Which Hillary Clinton Is Continuing. but if We Consider the 16 Other Republican Candidates for President That Didn't Get Nominated, Each Exhibits Some Form of Trumpism-Lite. in Private, Even a Gentlemanly Mitt Romney, Assuming He Wasn't Being Taped, Expressed an Appalling Disdain for the Average American. the Current Crop of Right-Wing Candidates Fester in a Party Where the Majority of Republicans Believe That Obama Is a Practicing Muslim.   This Implies That Being the Adult in the Room Is Too P, And Activism Begins With Each of US Examining Our Own Attitudes and Beliefs.   — We Must Respond to Toxic Emotions With Rational Solutions. — We Must Be Brave About Standing Up and Speaking Our Truth. — We Must Stop Secretly Agreeing in the Bla, But in Our Own Hearts as Well.   I Know That These Sound Like Moralistic Steps, But as David Brooks Has Been Pointing Out in the New York Times, The Basic Objection to Trump Is a Moral One, And Our Society Has Become Timid, Self-Conscious, Embarrassed, Or Indifferent to Public Morality. as a Result, So-Called "Conservative Values" Have Taken US Through the Looking Glass Into a Landscape Where the Worst Among US Cloak Themselves as the Best and Most Moral.   It Seems Set in Stone That Elected Officials on the Local, State, And Congressional Level Will Refuse to Budge From Toxic Positions That Get Voters to Turn Out.  but This Is Largely Because the Bad Have Driven Out the Good. Moderate and Progressive Candidates Shun the Opportunity to Run for Office Because of Their Dist, As Trump Demonstrates, Uses Scorched-Earth Tactics as a Normal Way of Conducting Politics. but There Is No Other Remedy Other Than Good People Stepping Up Once More.   What's Needed in the End Isn't a Moral Crusade, Which Only Inflames the Opposition to More Intense Levels of Abuse, As Witness Trump's Completely Unpunished Habit of Doubling Down on His Vitriolic Rhetoric. Morality Returns Naturally When People Have Expanded Awareness. We Are Living in an Era Where Outside Threats, Real or Imaginary, Have Caused Our Collective Consciousness to Contract. if This Wasn't So, There Would Be No Secret Trump Admirers Falling for the Illusion That All We Need Is a Strong Male to Fix This Mess. Expanded Consciousness Begins at Home. Each of US Must Find the Core in Ourselves Where Being Truthful, Strong, Tolerant, Compassionate, And at Peace Comes Naturally. This Level Exists in Everyone, And When We Arrive There, The Toxic Illusions of Trumpism Have No More Power Over US. Deepak Chopra MD, Facp, Founder of the Chopra Foundation and Co-Founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, Is a World-Renowned Pioneer in Integrative Medicine and Personal Transformation, And Is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism.  He Is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. the World Post and the Huffington Post Global Internet Survey Ranked Chopra #17 Influential Thinker, Including Numerous New York Times Bestsellers. His Latest Books Are , Politics News
Deepak Chopra

The problem isn't Donald Trump but Trumpism -- many commentators feel safe enough to utter these words. What made them feel unsafe over the past year, despite the toxic extremism that Trump the man represented, was timidity.

The Case Of The Invisible Mom

Amy Begel | Posted 08.01.2016 | Women
Amy Begel

As a family therapist with many years of practice under my belt, I've had the occasion to see quite a few women -- and men -- who have lost their voice in their intimate relationship. Interestingly, sometimes this "invisibility" disguises itself as anger, and becomes hard to recognize.

Mindfulness Reduces Stress and Anger in Police

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 08.01.2016 | Crime
Greater Good Science Center

Mindfulness-Based Resilience Training for law enforcement officers has been a decade in the making, and the first empirical research on the program is now coming to light--not a moment too soon.

Could We Solve The World's Biggest Problems With Emotions?

Camilla Tuominen | Posted 07.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Camilla Tuominen

Think what would happen if we all decided to do our next action so that it would create positive ripple effect instead of negative?

How To Keep Calm In A Frustrating Situation

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 07.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Alicia T. Glenn

Most of us have been in an extremely difficult situation at one point or another. Perhaps your character was tested or your happiness or comfort was i...

The Anger Apocalypse

Michael Mamas | Posted 07.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Mamas

Our species is certainly angry. Just look at our history: wars and conflict over thousands of years. Surely that can't be innate, can it? Surely the t...

7 Keys To A Fantastic Marriage

Terri Britt | Posted 07.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Terri Britt

I let go of what a marriage is "supposed" to look like and, instead, created a different way of loving the man in my life. I'd like to share with you seven keys that I believe are the foundation of a fantastic marriage.

Telephone Etiquette After A Hang-Up

Linda Lauren | Posted 07.20.2016 | HuffPost Home
Linda Lauren

Now with smartphones, the disconnect is exactly that: a complete disconnect and it's done quietly, with the upset communicator hitting a button and removing you from the equation without so much as an explanation. It just happens on the click of a button. No slam and no warning.