Emotions

Emotions are a fundamental element in the lives of every living being. In this category, you’ll discover articles that explain where emotions come from and how to manage them.

Microaggressions: Sneaky Daily Tortures

Some call them “subtleties” or “passive aggressiveness”. However, they’re actually microaggressions. They’re words or actions that have an aggressive and violent nature but not in an explicit way. For example, a person who doesn’t say “Hello” to a janitor because they think…

Women of Sand: Femicides in Ciudad Juarez

Humberto Robles, a Mexican playwright, wrote the play Women of Sand (Mujeres de arena). It’s the testimony of women who speak about the horror of the femicides in Ciudad Juarez. Women of Sand speaks out against these murders and places them…

Why Some People Don’t Admit Their Mistakes

Just like Alexander Pope once said, “To err is human; to forgive, divine”. However, we live in a time of apparent perfection. In this day and age, many people don’t like to admit their mistakes. In addition, politicians don’t take responsibility for their…

4 Strategies to Stop Procrastinating

If we pay attention to what Kamal Ravikant once said: “The things I carry are my thoughts. That’s it. They are the only weight. My thoughts determine whether I am free and light or burdened”, we realize that we must change the way we think and the way we focus on a situation to stop postponing tasks. These…

How Our Bodies Store Repressed Emotions

Do we really know what’s happening in our minds? Do we know ourselves? Can we control what happens inside us so that it doesn’t negatively affect those around us? Do we really know what we feel and how we feel…

Contempt Causes Psychological Damage

Contempt hurts and demoralizes. It can be a gesture, like a grimace or a frown, that reflects disapproval of what’s said or done at any given moment. Few behaviors are as harmful to psychological integrity as those that end up…

Why We Come to Love an Animal so Much

Famous psychiatrist Sigmund Freud said that we come to love an animal so much due to the fact that its love is unconditional. The relationships we have with animals exist in a realm that’s very far away from the unbearable conflicts of society.…

Friends with Benefits

Do you know what it means to be friends with benefits? History shows us that what people consider important in a romantic relationship has changed significantly over time. Years ago, the most important thing was the security of the institution of marriage. Getting…

Genuine Kindness is the Universal Language

Genuine kindness strengthens those who practice it. It goes way beyond good manners or formalities. When kindness is authentic, it demonstrates true consideration and respect for others. It’s also evidence of good character and a key that opens most doors. The…

Growing Up with Emotionally Absent Parents

There are many reasons why some parents decide to leave their children. How many repressed emotions can those children have since they have emotionally absent parents? Why does a mother need to invent extraordinary lies about the father who left them in…

The Biological Explanation of Love

We like to think of love as this ethereal thing that’s controlled by forces beyond our understanding. It’s nice to think this way, it makes it seem magical. However, the truth is that there’s a biological explanation of love. Courtship,…

What You Can Do When Your Emotions Are Taking Over

When you notice that your emotions are taking over, stop and take a deep breath. We’ve all experienced that feeling in the middle of an argument or when anxiety takes control. Those emotional kidnappings are devastating. However, we always have…

Suffering by Avoiding Suffering

It may seem incredible, but in recent decades there’s been a rise in a social mandate that forces us to be happy above everything else. Avoiding suffering has become the motto that many adhere to regardless of its implications. So much…

Why You Must Learn to Forgive and Move On

When someone hurts you, you’ve probably asked yourself “Why should I forgive them?” You’ve probably also understood that forgiving is not an easy task and you’ve maybe even confused forgiving with forgetting. The truth is that, when something or someone hurts…