Tag: Emotional Maturity

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: […]

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 […]

Healthy Guilt Can Show You What Kind of Person You Are

Healthy Guilt Can Show You What Kind of Person You Are

No one enjoys feeling guilty. It might be hard to believe there could be anything helpful about it.  There is.  It tells you something about the kind of person you are. There is even actually something helpful about shame, which seems like a relative of […]

Do You Get Irritated A Lot?  You Are Not a Monster.

Do You Get Irritated A Lot? You Are Not a Monster.

I know.  It feels like you are.  You feel guilty about it. But, really, the fact that you feel guilty about getting annoyed a lot reveals that is not your true nature.  You see, guilt is an indication that you have travelled outside the range […]

This is the Noble Intention of Your Fear

This is the Noble Intention of Your Fear

Today’s post is about FEAR. This post is #3 in a series of 10: Ten Basic Emotions and their Messages. The central point is:  The human emotional system is built as a messaging system. Each emotion has a general message it wants to convey.  Once […]

This is How You “Become an Adult”

This is How You “Become an Adult”

Becoming an adult. Emotional maturity. The freedoms are kind of awesome.  But the responsibilities are the ones that make all the “no adulting” memes so popular. How do you know when you turn that corner into becoming an adult on an emotional level? We all […]