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A Word About Your Beautiful Anger

Jennifer Boykin | Posted 04.15.2014 | Fifty
Jennifer Boykin

When I get stuck about what to write about, I'll often ask a friend to give me a word and then just jam on that. This morning's word was "resurrecti...

Don't Shoot the Second Arrow!

Susan Bernstein | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Bernstein

Apparently, the Buddhists say that any time we suffer misfortune, two arrows fly our way. The first arrow is the actual bad event, which can can, indeed, cause pain. The second arrow is the suffering. That's actually optional. The second arrow represents our reaction to the bad event.

Why Is My Kid Shutting Me Out?

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 04.08.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

When we resist what our children feel, we reject them. They learn their emotions are bad, they repress them and then reject themselves.

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

meQuilibrium | Posted 04.05.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

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.

'Mama, Get Me Away From Around Here!'

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Even children who are not directly hit by gun violence suffer the collateral damage of living in an unsafe environment saturated with guns that are routinely used to settle conflicts or to exact retaliation.

When Your Relationship Is Rocky, Look Right at Your Expectations

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 03.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

One of the best ways to think of a relationship on the rocks is to reflect on your expectations for your relationship. What are they? What is it that you really want from your partner? What could your partner do now that would -- from your point of view -- make the relationship work again?

The Big Lesson About Jealousy I Learned From My Daughter

Doug Zeigler | Posted 03.28.2014 | Parents
Doug Zeigler

Jealousy can be lots of things. It can be a show of how much you love someone and desire to protect them. It can also be a horrid thing where you envelop them instead of trusting them and letting them grow into themselves.

Jacqueline Howard

WATCH: Why You Need Anger Will Surprise You

HuffingtonPost.com | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 03.27.2014 | Science

Why do we get angry? It turns out that anger is an essential human emotion. Dr. Aaron Sell, an anger researcher at the University of California, S...

Do You Have an Angry Liver?

Irene Ross | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Irene Ross

Located in the lower right quadrant of the abdomen, the liver is where health begins. It supports every system. It is the primary detoxifier for whatever we eat, inhale or absorb and it converts food to energy and stores it as glycogen.

"You're Edgy and Irritable" My Wife Says

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 03.24.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

My characters and their dynamisms derive from some hidden (or maybe not-so-well buried) place within me. I cannot "leave them behind" at the office.

Write Anger/Speak Love: Ending Bickering

Randi Gunther | Posted 03.24.2014 | Fifty
Randi Gunther

Unfortunately, as most relationships mature, couples can find themselves bickering over small things. If those negative interactions, as minor as they may seem at the time, continue and increase, they can eventually pervade the relationship.

Divorce Sucks and Life Goes On

Peggy Nolan | Posted 03.18.2014 | Divorce
Peggy Nolan

Turbulence. That's what if feels like on the inside, only the turbulence is a heart quake that can't be measured in terms of devastating impact.

Divorce Confidential: Managing Your Emotions During A Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 03.13.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Can someone say "social media" as the new therapeutic emotional outlet?

The Profound Parenting Lesson I Learned From A Very Bad Day

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 03.07.2014 | Parents
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

My son's words were my own. His feelings were a manifestation of what he had silently observed and internalized his father doing only five days earlier. I hadn't realized that he soaked in that much of the fight, but here were my words, returned to haunt me.

'Faggedabowdit': Mental Health's Best Tool

Dr. Michael R. Mantell | Posted 03.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael R. Mantell

Righteous indignation. Proving your point. Being right. Holding On. Never letting go. Beating a dead horse. Having to win. Always coming out on...

Hey, Let's Stop Being Idiots, Okay?

Valerie Alexander | Posted 02.28.2014 | Green
Valerie Alexander

In Los Angeles, since Jan. 1, we've been struggling to overcome the horrors of the Great Grocery Bag Upheaval. To sum it up: Our leaders have banned plastic grocery bags altogether and now require shoppers to pay for paper bags. Oh, the humanity!

Revisiting the Connection Between Prophet Muhammad and George Washington

Craig Considine | Posted 04.18.2014 | Religion
Craig Considine

In addition to the three virtues -- seeking knowledge, avoiding anger, and demonstrating forgiveness -- Prophet Muhammad and George Washington share countless other values, including gratitude, courtesy, honesty, and reliability.

Divorce Confidential: Coping With an Impossible Spouse During and After Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 04.15.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Divorce is already a traumatic experience for most individuals and their families. Dealing with a toxic spouse who has it out for you makes the divorce process even worse by dragging out issues that could easily be resolved with compromise and agreements outside of the courtroom.

Creating Love and Joy in Your Life -- More or Less

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

Most people say they want more love and joy in their lives, but they are often confused on how to create these experiences. What can we do, in very practical terms, to create more love and joy in our lives?

How to Respond to Your Child's Angry Outbursts

Signe Whitson | Posted 04.13.2014 | Parents
Signe Whitson

One minute, she was walking toward me, the next, she was dragging her body forward, propelled only by tears and heartfelt accusations: You always make me miss everything fun! I don't want to go! I'm not going! You always make me leave! I never get to stay for the fun things.

These Are the 10 Most Psychopathic Jobs in America

Michael Shammas | Posted 02.06.2014 | Weird News
Michael Shammas

As an aspiring lawyer, I suspected it all along, but now my suspicions have been (unfortunately) confirmed: We're all crazy. A ranking compiled by O...

How To Let Go Of Toxic Feelings

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 04.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

Anger and hatred can be directed at yourself or at other people, but either way you lose when you allow these negative foods for the soul to take over. Fortunately, there are some ways to overcome anger and hatred in your life.

WSJ Article Says Three Out of Four Parents Yell Once Per Month. And Now We Can All Feel Like Failures.

Suzanne Fleet | Posted 04.02.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Fleet

A new Wall Street Journal says that three out of four parents yell at their children once a month. I say four out of four parents are liars.

What Happened to Our Primary Agreements?

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

We often have several "primary agreements" in our intimate relationships. We agree to take care of each other, as well as to be nice, to protect and not to hurt each other. "I've got your back! I wont hurt you, and I wont let any one else hurt you! You're safe with me!"

Betrayal: After the Anger, What Do You Do With the Love?

Jane Isay | Posted 03.25.2014 | Books
Jane Isay

Gradually, I began to recover the memories of our love. They contradicted the story of betrayal and disappointment I had told myself all those years. And then I had to face a very hard question. After the anger over a betrayal, what do you do with the love?