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Negative Feelings

In Pursuit of Persistence

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

What factors influence our drive to persist? Perhaps instead of encouragement along the way, we're exposed to criticism that inhibits our progress. By contrast, an appreciative audience can spur us on like a favorable tail wind.

Is It Really All Going to Turn Out?

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

For a large part of my life I intended things to turn out, I wanted things to turn out, I did my best to make things turn out... but deep down, I felt that they wouldn't.

Trying to Be 'Positive' Doesn't Work

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 08.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

Unfortunately, pretending that you don't feel what you actually feel doesn't make the feelings go away. Yes, you can suppress them so that you aren't fully in touch with them for a short time. But feelings that you are not in touch with still affect your health and your behavior.

WATCH: 3 Spiritual Steps For Handling Your Feelings

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

We all have unique ways of handling our feelings, and sometimes we can let our emotions get the best of us. I'm no exception!

Soul-Talk: What To Do When Negativity Attacks

Russell Bishop | Posted 08.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

Everyday, run-of-the-mill negativity abounds, from greed and corruption to negative emotions, judgments, and plain old nastiness. And yet some part of us keeps on getting up one more time than we stumble and fall.

Soul-Talk: How To Rise Above Your Negative Emotions

Russell Bishop | Posted 08.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

What's the alternative when your negative emotions take center stage? The simple answer is to use them to get back on course.

Why Do You Keep Eating After You're Full?

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

Emotional eaters don't want to face unpleasantness in their lives. They don't want to feel any negative feelings. So they eat to get a pleasurable distraction from the feelings, to numb themselves.

Addiction Recovery: Why We're Addicted to Negative Behaviors

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

Many people unconsciously want to be treated poorly, taken advantage of, or even outright abused.

Friendship in Real Life vs. This Emotional Life

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bella DePaulo

This first installment of the PBS series This Emotional Life consisted of three segments: family, friends, and lovers. Each was oddly ominous, seeming to warn us of the worst that can happen.