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Sadness: The Heroic Emotion (Inspired by the Movie 'Inside Out')

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Although often used interchangeably, an emotion differs from a feeling. The movie "Inside Out" inspired me to explore that distinction as well as t...

Bottling Up Your Feelings Might Make You Less Likable

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living

Afraid of showing your true feelings? You may be doing yourself a disservice, according to a new study published in the Journal of Perso...

6 Things Every Independent Woman Should Know Before Falling In Love

Brianna Wiest | Posted 08.25.2015 | Women
Brianna Wiest

If at any point your partner makes you feel guilty, or as though you have to choose between who and what you love, you're probably not with the right person. The best relationships are the ones that make you more yourself, not less.

Dementia 101: Therapy Can Help

Kyrié Sue Carpenter | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Kyrié Sue Carpenter

Choosing to participate in psychotherapy can be a difficult decision. It's easy to make a list of excuses to put it off -- it costs too much, I don't ...

'Express Yourself - Why Expression Is One Of The Most Critical Parts Of A Fashion Photo Shoot' by Emily Soto

Emily Soto | Posted 05.05.2015 | Arts
Emily Soto

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that "beauty without expression is boring", and as someone who has to create images with the right expression, this quot...

Notes on the War Against Freedom of Expression

Russell C. Smith | Posted 05.12.2015 | World
Russell C. Smith

The world has never needed free thought and free speech more than now. When free thinkers, cartoonists, satirists, and cultural instigators of every type are gunned down in one of the world's cultural centers, minds need to be drastically changed.

Finding Soul in LA: Five Creative Adventures in the City

Roxie Sarhangi | Posted 01.18.2015 | Los Angeles
Roxie Sarhangi

I love taking classes. I love learning. Since graduating college, I've signed up for courses all over LA, from UCLA Extension's writing seminars (they're great!) to improv workshops at The Groundlings (good too!). And I won't even get into all the acting classes I have experienced.

Permission and Prohibition

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 11.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Re-examining our behaviors regarding permission and prohibitions in the realm of body, mind (belief systems), feelings and socio-cultural practices can be beneficial to our health and well-being.

The Power of Doing It: A Case for Living Out Our Dreams

Mario Tenaglia | Posted 10.26.2014 | Good News
Mario Tenaglia

One of the most interesting results I have found with living out and following my dream has been the quiet and peace and rest I've experienced inside myself upon returning. I am more quiet and calm and peaceful inside. My body is relaxed.

High on Heels

Michael Rohrer | Posted 10.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

Sometimes a man's gotta do something that's out of the ordinary. Sometimes he has to push himself. Sometimes a man's gotta walk into a shoe store and buy a pair of heels.

On Trial: Judgement vs. Expression

Daniel Leighton | Posted 08.09.2014 | Arts
Daniel Leighton

I struggled to write this article. I was imagining people scouring the article for every little thing I did wrong. I was constantly questioning the worth and validity of what I had to say. I'm still doing it as I write this.

The Psychology of Sexual Fantasy: Part 2

Cari Shane | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Cari Shane

One of the natural consequences of having the ability to imagine is also having the skills to use our imaginations to conjure up sexual fantasies. But, just because we can think them up, doesn't mean we're comfortable talking about them, or further still, acting them out.

Slam Poetry: A History

Mehroz Baig | Posted 05.12.2014 | San Francisco
Mehroz Baig

Addressing issues of societal concern using the spoken word format is very appropriate considering San Francisco's history.

Guys, Tell Your Mom Before It's Too Late... A Valentine Message

David Kanegis | Posted 04.16.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

It was your individualism, strength of character, forthrightness, willingness to fight the system and especially your independence that informed the man I am today.

Finding Your Authentic Voice Will Set You Free to Express Who You Really Are

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

Finding your authentic voice is for naught unless you are willing to use it. When you live with a willingness to allow your authentic voice to be heard something mystical and magical begins to happen: Your heart opens and your soul soars because you are revealing who you were born to be.

Agapi Stassinopoulos: Are You Feeling Depleted? Discovering Your Boundaries

Agapi Stassinopoulos | Posted 09.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Agapi Stassinopoulos

There is a delicate balance between self-care and care for others. We want to be there for others, but if we are doing it to the detriment of our own wellbeing, we are doing a great disservice to who we are.

Receive Faces

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Our faces are exquisitely capable of a vast range of expressions, such as showing fear to send signals of alarm, interest to draw others toward an opportunity, or fondness and kindness to increase closeness and the sense of "us."

7 Ways To Let Go Of Negative Emotions

Luminita Daniela Saviuc | Posted 01.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Luminita Daniela Saviuc

Whether there is any negativity in your life right now or not, it is wise to know what would be the best way to release the toxic emotions from your life when they arise, because in the end we are all human and we will all experience negative emotions at one point or another.

What Does It Mean To 'Be A Man'?

Michael_Eisen | Posted 12.23.2012 | Healthy Living

It is our misconception and misunderstanding of what emotions truly are that create the majority of the distress and dis-ease that we experience. So what are emotions anyway?

I Was a Reluctant Poet

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.22.2012 | Books
Maria Rodale

My first lines Burst forth Unbidden And oddly patterned. I shunned learning The craft. All the poets I knew Seemed pretentious Intentionally overcom...

'My Words Are Less Important Than The Love I Convey From My Heart'

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

Words complete me. They are my companions when I am lonely, my inspiration when I despair, and my weapons when I rage. But words are the tools of the brain, particularly the left hemisphere.

What Is Art?

Soren Petersen | Posted 12.04.2012 | Arts
Soren Petersen

So is there such a thing as good and bad art? There are probably as many opinions on art as there are art critics. Inviting creative professionals in online social network communities to share their opinions provided some qualified insights.

5 Myths About Fighting the Blues

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 06.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

We all have a few tricks for beating the blues -- things we do when we're feeling down. It turns out, however, that several popular strategies don't actually work very well in the long term.

Safety vs. Bravery

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 02.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

Just as songs are to be shared, not merely sung, life is to be lived, not merely survived. So live while you're alive; let 2012 be a year filled with bravery, rather than safety.

Legal Issues in a Painting of a Business on Fire

Brad Reid | Posted 10.31.2011 | Arts
Brad Reid

A recent article in the LA Times described an artist who placed his easel on the sidewalk in front of a bank branch office and produced a painting of the building on fire. Several legal issues are inherent in this situation.