Thanks to neuroplasticity, we know that the brain's structure and function can change throughout life, even as adults. It means you can train your brain to better manage which emotions surface when and for how long. So how do you move emotions like anger and sadness to the backseat to make room for more joy and to increase well-being?
And with this simple, beautiful illustration of Joy finally understanding the role of Sadness in "Inside Out," I fully understood the focus on embracing failure within "Creativity Inc." Failure is to learning as Sadness is to Joy. We don't want to spend the majority of our time experiencing failure, but it plays a vital role in our life and our growing understanding of the world around us. And like Joy's attempt at minimizing Sadness, many of us parents minimize our children's risks because we lack understanding of its role in learning, we are robbing our children of the opportunity to fail.
Though Inside Out has artfully opened the door to these conversations, it can still be hard to find the right way to move through them or respond to kids' questions. So for parents and teachers who want to discuss Inside Out with children, here we have distilled four of its main insights into our emotional lives
If you have the time to play mobile video games or check your news feed, you have time -- even if it's five minutes -- to turn off your screen and focus on your emotional health. Whether this is through prayer or meditation or simply sitting quietly in a serene place, the "mornings" of our lives can give us the strength from within to achieve optimal mental health.
I just saw Inside Out over the weekend with my family and I really enjoyed the movie. I'll leave it to the experts on memory to comment on whether the way the film portrayed the way that short-term memories are encoded, stored, and used is close to accurate. I loved the way it was done using the little balls, tinted with the color of emotions.