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Managing Emotions

The Only Useless Emotion

Kaila Proulx | Posted 12.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Kaila Proulx

Let it come and go through your life, but don't let it stop you from truly living. Like thoughts, shame only has power based on our reaction to it. Otherwise it is just another emotion. A side effect of being human.

Happiness and Joy Can Lead to Health and Healing

Sue Crites | Posted 12.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sue Crites

Do you ever catch yourself wondering about the purpose of life, or if there even is a purpose? Not just your life, but life in general? Moving beyond ...

Stop Your Ex From Pushing Your Buttons

Divorce Magazine | Posted 12.10.2015 | Divorce
Divorce Magazine

While we step into a divorce, we are consumed by emotions. Our spouse is consumed by emotions. When our emotions are steering the ship, a lot can go wrong. People fight, we provoke each other, we spiral into a depressed abyss. Why does this happen?

I Can't Be Upset, Today

Gail Hoffer-Loibl | Posted 12.03.2015 | Women
Gail Hoffer-Loibl

My pragmatic side will keep pushing my emotions down into the basement of my heart. It's a crowded space filled with everything horrible I have experienced personally or shared with the world. But, I'll make room. Because, I can't feel sad. Not today.

Spiritual Tips for Maximizing Your Energy: Give Up Guilt

Alison Campbell | Posted 10.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Alison Campbell

The truth is that, in the scheme of things, it doesn't really matter which choice you make. The key is that you make a decision and move forward with gusto and the confidence that you're making the best choice for yourself in that moment.

How Childhood Stress Affects Future Health

Dr. Peggy Kruger Tietz | Posted 10.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peggy Kruger Tietz

This study is another reminder of how important it is to take our children's emotions seriously. When you know that something disturbing has happened to your child, make sure to check in and mention the experience a few different times.

Tell Me to Choose Happiness and I'll Punch You in the Face

Kerry Villers | Posted 10.08.2015 | Parents
Kerry Villers

Sometimes things are more complex than simply saying those who choose happiness will ultimately be happy. I can't think of anyone who would claim to have chosen misery. People just don't do that. So although these motivational quotes are lovely and do have their place, can we just lay off them a bit?

Why Kids Will Identify With Pixar's Inside Out

Dr. Peggy Kruger Tietz | Posted 07.28.2015 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Kruger Tietz

Inside Out is a great movie for kids and families to see together. It's especially apt for kids whose parents have gone through a divorce. Much like Riley's struggle to adapt to a new city, kids who have experienced divorce will know what it's like to manage big life changes.

Everyone Should Be Required to See "Inside Out"

Mark Baer | Posted 07.13.2015 | Entertainment
Mark Baer

I want to take this opportunity to thank all those involved in the production and development of Disney•Pixar's film "Inside Out." The film is named "Inside Out" because it is about the inner workings of the mind, which controls how people behave.

CEO Insight: Overcoming the Emotional Toll of Anger

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 07.08.2015 | Impact
Lisa Abeyta

When we make the choices that allow us to preserve our inner peace, the reward is that the sweet savor of success isn't marred with the bitter aftertaste that comes with lingering anger. And isn't that why we began this journey of entrepreneurship in the first place?

What 'Inside Out' Film Teaches Us About Embracing All Sides Of Our Emotions

Kristen Lee Costa | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristen Lee Costa

It turns out that our unique tapestry of emotional responses -- whether joy, anger, curiosity, disgust, surprise, sadness, fear, shame or guilt -- all serve a distinctive purpose. Even though we might like to eliminate unfavorable emotions, they serve an important role.

4 Traps to Avoid When You're Filled With Anxiety

Kristen Lee Costa | Posted 05.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristen Lee Costa

Most of us who have faced anxiety know that we should have come out with it sooner, and that doing so brings about great relief. Letting it fester and go untended is a surefire way to add fuel to the fire.

How to Be Emotionally Intelligent About Your Finances

Kathleen Gurney | Posted 06.15.2015 | Money
Kathleen Gurney

Prudent and successful investing is as much about managing attitudes and feelings about money as it is about managing the money itself. It's all in how we use it that brings us the greatest satisfaction and success.

5 Feelings You Should Leave Behind In The New Year

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelly Fitzgerald

If your goal is to achieve your dreams, to become a better version of yourself, or to simply just be happy, I encourage you to let go of shame, regret, resentment, anxiety, and anger. Leave those unhealthy emotions behind in 2014. By doing this, you'll truly start 2015 with a clean slate ready for prosperity.

Feel Your Feelings

Megan Sicheri | Posted 02.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Megan Sicheri

Scheduling that time to face your feels, may help avoid unanticipated emotional breakdowns, and at the very least it will prepare you with your very own personalized toolbox, so you can get yourself back up and running before too much life passes you by.

But Mommy, the CEO Does That Too! : Three Keys of Emotional Control

Thuy Sindell | Posted 12.08.2014 | Business
Thuy Sindell

A healthy balance of emotional control means you have measured reactions to most things, and every now and then you may decide to amplify your reaction for effect and to make a point. So what can you do to get control of your emotions?

'Sitting Duck' -- The Poem and the Backstory

Tricia McCallum | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

(This story appeared in a different version on Tricia's blog. The poem "Sitting Duck" appears in her new book of poetry, The Music of Leaving.) ...

Our Emotions Are the Voice of Our Soul

Jenny Florence | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenny Florence

Without an emotional language our relationship with ourselves will be fraught with difficulty. And yet most of us have never learned to listen to ourselves and rarely even think about our emotional health as an absolute priority..... until something goes wrong.

Why All Of Our Emotions Are Beneficial (Yes, Even The Negative Ones)

meQuilibrium | Posted 06.05.2014 | Healthy Living

Emotions, whether they feel good or bad, have a purpose, so long as they guide decision making or make you more aware. But when they don't, you end up on your own torturous mental treadmill, pounding out mile after angry mile and getting nowhere fast.

8 Emotional Moments That Have A Huge Impact On Your Body

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Kristen Sturt | Posted 02.18.2014 | Fifty

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6 Tips For Holding It Together

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 09.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

To avoid the burn of acting out during an emotional upsurge, take a few simple steps to calm your heightened spirit and quiet your uneasy mind. When the moment has passed, you'll be grateful you were able to be the master of your emotions.

Tearing Your Emotional ACL

Joe Peacock | Posted 09.11.2013 | Weird News
Joe Peacock

What if we took the time that's necessary to actually get stronger, instead of constantly ripping the same hole in our hearts?

Dissecting Why You're So Angry (And What To Do About It)

Shayne Hughes | Posted 07.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Shayne Hughes

Anger is a destructive act of aggression, causing others to withdraw or escalate. When we express the truth of our feelings, we forge a creative space for connection, where the magic of human interaction becomes possible. Going beneath our anger allows us to lead constructively.

Learn to Exit Your Emotional Roller Coaster

Brandt Passalacqua | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Brandt Passalacqua

If you've been dieting -- or trying to get yourself not to eat this and that -- for the past however many years, it's going to be very normal for you to experience extreme mental states around food or exercise, and weight loss.

Get A Grip! How To Control Unruly Emotions

Dr. Ted George | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ted George

Much of my treatment is aimed at helping patients learn how to override their brain's survival reactions and seize control of their emotions. I explain to people what they can do to control how their brain reacts. So does a person get a grip over powerful emotions?