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Managing Emotions

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

Thuy Sindell | Posted 10.08.2014 | 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 10.02.2014 | 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 08.27.2014 | 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
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.

8 Emotional Moments That Have A Huge Impact On Your Body

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

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com If you’ve ever felt butterflies after hearing “I love you” or become nauseated during a breakup, you know emoti...

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?

How To Transform Your Anger Into Creativity

Pragito Dove | Posted 07.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

Don't fight, don't condemn, use the hot fire of anger and transform it into the joy of creativity. This is how you gain mastery of yourself, rather than being a victim or a bully.

How To Stay Present During An Emergency

Connie Corley | Posted 06.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Connie Corley

For the first time in my 30-plus years of teaching on a university campus, I was part of an evacuation that was not just a drill. Here are the keys to "CLICK" that I found myself using in order to stay calm as this emergency unfolded.

5 Ways To Make Your Relationships Stronger Than Ever

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 06.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Spring and summer are the quintessence of backyard barbecues, outdoor festivities, and beach bum days, which means a lot more mingling and mixing is done during these months. But increased exposure to others can also easily increase tensions.

5 Steps To Controlling Your Anger

Robert Leahy, Ph.D. | Posted 05.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Leahy, Ph.D.

Keep a record of the situations that lead to your anger and your hostility, and try to use these ideas. You might find yourself less angry -- and less anxious -- and the people who care about you will appreciate your progress. You can control your anger rather than let it control you.

How To Really Understand Your Emotions

Andrea Wachter | Posted 05.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

One of the most important aspects of being human is the fact that we have feelings -- all day long. And yet, rarely are we taught healthy ways to cope with them. Who among us learned about coping with emotions in school?

White-Hot Rage Reducers

Posted 01.25.2013 | OWN

By Jena Pincott Some things have a way of crawling under your skin. But before you let them make your blood boil, try these six pieces of anger-man...

What to Do When Someone Pushes Your Buttons

Christine Hassler | Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

Are you willing to choose personal responsibility over taking things personally? I certainly hope so! Here is a 10-step process you can use when your buttons get pushed.

On Mastering Your Emotions

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 03.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Your emotions don't have to get in your way! That's the best news. The trick is to realize that you can gain mastery over your emotions rather than it being the other way around.

9 Simple Tips to Help You Manage Your Emotions

Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D. | Posted 02.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D.

Emotions can have an important influence on physical health, and it is critical to deal effectively with the feelings that accompany the everyday ups and downs of life.

Who Is Responsible for Your Feelings?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

If you pay careful attention to your emotions, you will discover, in your relationships with others, that it is often not another's behavior that is creating your misery or your inner peace or joy, but rather your own responses.

How To Make Friends With Your Anger!

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Many times anger is justified and limited to the matter in hand, but it can also be very destructive and go beyond the immediate situation, like a single match that can burn an entire forest.