Tag: Emotional Health

These 4 Things Could Be Leading You Astray

These 4 Things Could Be Leading You Astray

Whether we are consciously aware of it or not, there are currents of thought that run through our collective society. They can be embedded posts you see on social media, come out of the mouths of your friends or family or through storylines on shows […]

“You Wouldn’t Act Like That If You Loved Me”

“You Wouldn’t Act Like That If You Loved Me”

We have all either thought or said this at some point:  “you wouldn’t act like this if you loved me.” I have to tell you something:  this belief is probably causing unnecessary pain and suffering. There is this prevailing thought that people act one certain […]

When You Resist Your Feelings: There’s no “Trying” in Emotions!

When I was thinking about this post, a little scene from A League Of Their Own popped into my head: Well, in the world of emotion, sometimes there is lots of crying!  But there is no trying, especially when it comes to feelings you are […]

Emotions: Are They in the Way or Getting You on the Way?

Emotions: Are They in the Way or Getting You on the Way?

“Emotions can get in the way or get you on the way.” -Mavis Mazhura So, how are you supposed to tell the difference? Are they getting in the way?  Or getting you on the way? Let’s break this down. –>  We have emotions that are […]

What If You Are TOO Accountable?

What If You Are TOO Accountable?

It’s a thing: being too accountable. The concept of being responsible for your actions is a positive and empowering message communicated by good parents, respectable organizations, teachers, mental health professionals, leaders with integrity and many others.  And it should be. It is an important skill: […]

Not Sure What Your Boundaries Are?  Anger and Guilt Will Make Them Clear.

Not Sure What Your Boundaries Are? Anger and Guilt Will Make Them Clear.

Anger and guilt are similar in the sense that they experientially disclose true boundaries and values.  Not just our intellectual constructs of them. That’s the beauty of emotions, they bypass what we “think” or “expect”.  To be fair, that can also be the challenge of […]

Did You Know That Shame Is Not An Emotion?

Did You Know That Shame Is Not An Emotion?

Shame is not exactly a feeling. Shame is an experience human beings have—like depression or anxiety. It is also often a numbing agent. This is not a conscious process.  You don’t think to yourself: “Oh, I will just feel ashamed in order to numb myself.” […]

Ever Wonder What Your Feelings Mean?  Here is the Meaning Behind 10 Common Emotions and What to Do With Them

Ever Wonder What Your Feelings Mean? Here is the Meaning Behind 10 Common Emotions and What to Do With Them

Emotions are messengers from the internal world.   They were designed that way.  They are here to help you survive and thrive.  Not be a nuisance.   When you pay attention to them and keep them clear, you have way more time and energy for […]

Disgust: The Emotional System’s Eject Button

Disgust: The Emotional System’s Eject Button

The physical sensation of disgust, like many unpleasant emotions, can distract from the feeling’s true message because it is not enjoyable to experience.  It is, by nature, repellant. The fact is, disgust can be essential to emotional survival and well being, if we are discerning […]

Why Mislabeling Frustration is Probably Slowing You Down

Why Mislabeling Frustration is Probably Slowing You Down

Frustration is like anger’s more socially acceptable cousin. You don’t want to be a jerk so you say “I’m not mad, I’m frustrated”. I like that you are trying to be nice.  That’s sweet. But it’s really not helping you. By labeling your anger “frustration”, […]