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Emotional Pain

The Source Of Emotional Pain: Conditioning.

Dania Vanessa Illescas | Posted 09.08.2016 | Women
Dania Vanessa Illescas

Do you use "kill two birds with one stone" or other similar sayings? Do you throw spilled salt over your shoulder or feel anxiety when you break a mirror? Maybe you always knew you would be a doctor because that is the family business.

Overeating Is an Abandonment Issue: How to Heal it

Susan Anderson | Posted 05.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Susan Anderson

I love to eat, and then eat. It's just the consequences I hate. What's a potato chip but a prelude to the whole bag? What's an M&M but a tease for ...

The Heart Breaks Open

Woo Du-An (AKA Rob Whitesides-Woo) | Posted 05.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Woo Du-An (AKA Rob Whitesides-Woo)

Truthfully, I can't claim to know when it's best to allow my heart to break all the way, or when I would be better off to abide within my protective reflexes. I sometimes can't tell when I am not ready to surrender or if feeling too much would be damaging

How to Get Rid of Emotional Pain Forever

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 04.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dragos Bratasanu

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Pain vs. Suffering

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 12.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dragos Bratasanu

Paulo Coelho said once that if you follow your heart in life, you will not have regrets. You will be defeated, you will suffer, but you will not have...

5 Words My Ex Uses to Describe Me

Shandra Carlson | Posted 10.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Shandra Carlson

Let's be clear. With any broken relationship comes some element of pain. We are created for connection, not disconnection. The story behind the breaku...

Repurposing Our Pain

Amy Crumpton | Posted 09.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Crumpton

photo at stocksnap.io by Mathieu Nicolet My ten year-old came to the car with his toes only half in his tennis shoes and his foot hanging off the bac...

Consider These Terms of Engagement Before Having Your Next Argument

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 06.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

It's true that old habits can be difficult to break, but even the most entrenched patterns are breakable, if there is a strong intention and powerful commitment to do so. So, hang in there, and get to work!

4 Reasons Christians Forgive the Unforgivable

Deborah Pegues | Posted 06.23.2016 | Religion
Deborah Pegues

Nadine Collier delivered powerful words of forgiveness at Dylann Roof's televised bond hearing for his June 17, 2015 massacre of nine people at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Her mother, Ethel Lance, was one of the victims.

Support After Suicide: How Making Connections With Other Survivors Can Breathe Life Into a Dying Heart

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Christy Heitger-Ewing

It's been 19 months since Mom died. As I reflect on the weeks and months following Mom's suicide, I realize how precariously my life hung in the balance. Back then I couldn't envision a day when the color, focus, or meaning would return to my world.

Why Experiencing Pain Can Be a Good Thing

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 07.25.2014 | Healthy Living

All of us experience physical pain, and understandably go to great lengths to avoid it. But pain serves a very real purpose. Dr. Fernando Cervero,d...

Got Rejected? How You Respond Can Damage Your Emotional Health

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

The bottom line is that rejections are a fact of life -- we all experience them and we all hurt when we do. The best thing we can do is to soothe our emotional pain, take steps to revive our self-esteem, and to connect to our core groups and by doing so remind ourselves that others value and love us even if our date does not.

Surviving the First Year of Grief

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 06.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Christy Heitger-Ewing

Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of my mom's death. That means I've endured many of the difficult "firsts" that grievers dread -- first birthdays, holidays, and school events. This one-year mark also signifies that I've learned how to live in a world without my mom in it.

How Loss Affects Our Daily Lives

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 05.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

Recovering from loss takes time but there are ways to treat our psychological injuries. Caring for our emotional wounds will help accelerate the recovery process so we emerge from our loss with our lives, identities, relationships, and beliefs intact.

How Social Media Plays A Role In Our Emotional Health

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 04.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

Although there are a thousand ways to feel rejected on social media, 999 of them are probably not personal. Assuming the worst in these situations will not only cause you unnecessary hurt, it can make you reach incorrect conclusions about your friendships and assume problems exist where they do not.

Distancing Ourselves From a Loved One's Pain: Why Friends and Loved Ones Appear Callous and Removed

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
SaraKay Smullens

Fear is not the only reason we back away from difficulty in the lives of those dear to us. What one learns during childhood from those who raise us also sets the stage for the ability to show kindness and caring. Unrecognized envy and jealousy can also play a role in how we respond.

Loneliness Is a Silent Killer

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

Few people are aware of how dangerous it is to "inhale" two packs a day of emotional isolation. Because loneliness is viewed merely as an unfortunate circumstance and not as the silent killer it is, it rarely triggers a sense of urgency in the person who suffers from it.

This Is Your Brain on Rejection

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 10.15.2013 | Science
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

Rejections are the most common psychological injury we encounter in daily life. The one thing all rejections have in common is -- they hurt! So, what exactly happens in our brains that makes rejections so painful?

Never Waste a Good Trigger: Part Two

Ana Forrest | Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Ana Forrest

We can use emotional and physical triggers to lead us onto a path of discovery. The unwinding and healing of the trauma trail has many steps. Each step taken is an act of power, which also builds self-respect.

4 Ways You Might Be Rejecting Yourself

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Fear of rejection is a big issue for many people -- and it used to be for me, too. I used to be so worried about how others felt about me that I was often anxious in my interactions with them -- always trying to say and do the "right" thing so they would like me or at least think well of me.

The Pain That Shapes Our Internal Terrain

Raymond Torres | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Raymond Torres

We rarely communicate a thought that isn't contaminated in one way or another by some form of pain. Our thought and social life has been compromised by our imperfect interactions, which are grounded in latent animosities.

On The Fear Of Pain: 'Pain Is Inevitable, But Suffering Is Optional'

Tara Brach | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

When painful sensations arise and we can simply meet them with clarity and presence, we can see that pain is just pain. We can listen to pain's message and respond appropriately -- taking good care.

How To Overcome Regret

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

Most of my clients this week had a theme of being stuck in regret. And I laughed to myself because I was actually in the middle of doing the same round of work on myself that I was asking them to do. Since I was so raw in this area, I was even more able to help than usual.

Embracing Your Pain

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 12.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

The truth is that the most important thing for our complete and total well-being is to authentically be in touch with our emotions. The ability to let yourself truly feel your feelings is really the key to joy.

Are You Trying To Fill A Void? Why You Should Embrace It Instead

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

The only way to be happy, healthy and whole is to face and deal with the voids you carry in your heart and soul. If something is missing, broken or empty inside of you, there is no person or thing that will fill it. Only you can heal yourself and close the voids.