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.

The Anger We Harbor is the Most Dangerous

If you’re angry, why pretend? Yes, often you pretend, and don’t say you don’t. On many occasions, we pretend not to be angry to save face and keep up appearances, and that, besides causing us great harm, gives others hints…

I Am a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)

I’m a highly sensitive person. I can experience emotions, smells, and energies that even I can’t describe. Sometimes my sensitive, emotional experiences overwhelm me and I can’t understand them. I’ve been told many times not to “complicate life so much.” In fact,…

Your Heart Decides When It’s Ready to Love

Do you believe in destiny? Do you believe in love at first sight? Do you think there’s only one person that’s truly meant for you? If you hold these beliefs, they reinforce a a simple and common truth: the point in your life when…

The Best Ways to Deal with Criticism

Everyday we face criticism. It’s very common, and yet it is very difficult for us to get used to. It’s always hard to accept, especially coming from people we care about. Criticism is inevitable Acceptance is the first step. If we do…

Overcoming Your Obstacles

Life is a journey. This metaphor has always been used to describe it, both in literature and in psychology. And we all know it’s not exactly a straight and easy one: there are ups, downs, and many obstacles to overcome.…

Wounds from Our Emotional Past

Have you ever been overcome with a sensation reminding you of all the lost time, wasted minutes that you will never have back. It is in those moments that we understand that time is our most precious good. Because time is life.…

Everything Will Fall into Place

How excessively do we worry? When are we not thinking about how we will do in our new job, how our child will do in school when the time comes, or how things are going in our marriage? How often do we arrive late…

Why You Need Selective Solitude

There are a few things that inspire as much as sadness and compassion such as watching someone “being alone.” Although as children we might have known how to appreciate moments of keeping ourselves company, once we reach school age we begin to…

Why Do We Hold Grudges?

A grudge is an unresolved emotion resulting from a situation that caused us discomfort which we did not face and, instead, kept silent for a period of time; causing us to prolong our discomfort indefinitely. The grudge remains and the suffering stays with it. When there is…

Free Yourself from Resentment

Grudges are pent-up pain and anger that becomes frozen in time at the moment of whatever provoked it. We detach ourselves from what happened before or what could happen in the future, leaving that situation and what we experienced unchanged in…

Learn to Accept Your Emotions

“Worrying is silly.””It’s not worth it.” “You have no reason to be sad.” “Come on, stop crying.” “You have to get over it.” How many times have we heard phrases like these being said with the best intentions? We’ve received this…

5 Little-Known Facts About Anxiety

According to the news, a bra was recently invented to help control anxiety. Sounds strange, right? Well that’s just one of the strange but interesting facts about one of the most common emotions: anxiety. As you probably already know, anxiety and stress…

Epictetus and the Wisdom of Emotions

Epictetus of Phrygia, a stoic philosopher of the 1st century, planted the roots of modern psychology with this simple but true phrase: “It’s not the things that happen to us that make us suffer. It’s what we tell ourselves about…

Turn Your Life Around… Start Being Positive!

What if, starting today, you committed to changing some of your seemingly insignificant habits? Maybe you start the day off with the simple goal of being positive, and only discussing positive aspects of our lives, and what’s going on around us right now.…

Love Is in the Small Details

Love is in the small details. Hugging you. Sleeping by your side. Reading a book beside you. Sitting down and thinking about you. Getting a phone call from you. Going to bed and having you enter my thoughts. Feeling happiness…

The Cart of Emotions

“A girl was walking with her father when suddenly he stopped at a turn in the road. After a brief silence he asked: “What do you hear, daughter?” The girl stopped and listened closely. After a few seconds, she answered: “Dad, I hear the…

Anxiety: Why Is It So Difficult to Overcome?

These days, anxiety attacks are very common, and most often we have no idea how to deal with or alleviate them. They appear, they take over…but how can we get rid of them? Many psychologists have studied anxiety attacks, and…

Self Awareness: The Key to Happiness

Happiness. What does it really depend on? Is it something one finds by chance due to fate’s plans or at random? Does happiness depend exclusively on our bank account? The truth is it doesn’t. The happiest person isn’t the one that has…