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Handling Emotions

Healing From a Broken Heart

Georgianna Donadio, MSc, Ph.D., D.C. | Posted 09.07.2013 | Divorce
Georgianna Donadio, MSc, Ph.D., D.C.

The breakup of a romantic, significant relationship can be painful, overwhelming, and filled with tears and recriminations for our self or the other person. We can feel as if someone has physically wounded us, and left us without an emotional compass to find our way out of the pain.

How to Love like a Child

Allison Berkowitz | Posted 05.21.2014 | Women
Allison Berkowitz

When I'm with a child, I feel about a million times lighter. What does this kid know that I don't? What is so a part of children that they can leaves us feeling like dopey adults, left out of their secret?

Processing Pain: How Hurt Leads To Opportunity

Amy Chan | Posted 11.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Amy Chan

I'm starting to understand and appreciate that situations such as breakups and loss can act like catalysts. Painful as they may be, they are opportunities in disguise, that give you the chance to rewrite the stories we attach to past events that ultimately shape our perception of reality.

Handling Disappointment -- Creating Lemonade

Patricia Rust | Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Patricia Rust

Once we can handle the peaks and valleys of life, we can reach a nice middle ground where we can hold it steady. That's the goal -- sipping on lemonade for life!

5 Steps To Get Rid Of Negative Feelings

Christy Matta, M.A. | Posted 04.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Christy Matta, M.A.

The ability to solve life's problems and live the life you want to live sometimes means acting in opposition to your feelings. Doing so can release you from painful and long-standing emotions.

How To Let Go Of Your Hurt Feelings

Agapi Stassinopoulos | Posted 03.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Agapi Stassinopoulos

Wouldn't life be so much easier without hurt feelings? Well, maybe. But I believe that hurt feelings can also provide a powerful opportunity for self-awareness and healing.

Emotional Twinkies: America's New Addiction?

Judith Acosta | Posted 09.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta

Still reeling from the "if it feels good, do it" ethos of the 60s, our social milieu says go get what you need -- whatever it is, however you must. Who cares if you destroy your own life so long as you don't really hurt anyone else?

Why Some People Learn From Bad Experiences Better Than Others

Wray Herbert | Posted 08.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

Why do only some people succeed at learning from their bad experiences, while others fail? It turns out that some of us may have a more adaptive style of self-reflection than others.