Emotions

The Grief Involved in Emigration

More and more people are moving to other countries nowadays. When some people do, they experience the grief of emigration. This is the pain of leaving behind their home, family, and friends. Have you ever wondered what it would be like…

The Negative Effects of Too Much Alone Time

A part of our DNA makes us social beings. Humans need others to survive both physically and psychologically. That doesn’t mean we’ll take any company we can get, but it does mean that people are important to us. Research has even shown…

How to Get Through a Fight with Your Partner

It’s impossible to avoid conflicts in a relationship. At the end of the day, you’re two very different individuals. But the problem isn’t that people fight. The problem is that a lot of people don’t know how to deal with…

The Things You Don’t Name Stop Existing

Where do the nameless fears go? Where does your mind store the emotions that you’ve let go of? How do you deal with the things that bring you pain if you avoid them? Where’s the final resting place of those…

Seven Characteristics of People Who Crave Love

People who crave love often do so because they grew up without affection or emotional intimacy. We’re talking about people who need to be held in someone’s arms and hear loving words or have simply never felt affection from those around them.…

Listening without Empathy: Emotional Unattachment

Listening without empathy is like looking without seeing. It’s like nodding your head although your mind is completely disconnected from what’s going on around you. It’s being there, but not really being there. Communication and empathetic listening are essential to…

According to Science, Singing Makes Us Happy

When we’re in the shower, we listen and sing along to music. Simply put, singing makes us happy. This universal practice fills us with serotonin and oxytocin. This injection of enthusiasm is available to everyone. In fact, even people with…

Five Truths that Emotionally Mature People Accept

Emotionally mature people know that life isn’t always easy or fair. Therefore, they don’t hold anyone responsible for their happiness or suffering. Likewise, they don’t expect anyone to hold the key to their well-being. They’re the only ones responsible for…

The Meaning of Catharsis in Psychology

Catharsis in psychology refers to the process through which we “purge” negative emotions. It’s like opening a window to ventilate those spaces where problems have been living for a long time. It’s allowing your rage and sadness to take off from…

Three Differences Between Emotions and Feelings

You have surely confused emotions with feelings more than once. We experience both at the same time, and they prove easy to confuse. But it’s very important to know the difference between emotions and feelings. We must manage each one…

How to Overcome Chronic Dissatisfaction

Some people don’t feel satisfied even though they have everything they could ever want or need. This is due to chronic dissatisfaction. One of the greatest evils and temptations of the 21st century is constant complaints. There are two different…

How to Make a Child an Emotional Expert

You make countless decisions every day. You make many of them automatically, but you do get a chance to reason through some. Emotions influence each of these decisions. Unfortunately, strong emotions can sometimes make you do things that go against…

Four Emotional Regulation Techniques

All emotions arise due to a specific reason and it’s never a good idea to suppress them. It also isn’t a good idea to allow them to take over. In this sense, there are emotional regulation techniques that can help…

Types of Insomnia: Causes and Treatment

When we have trouble sleeping, we tend to think we have insomnia. Did you know that there are different types of insomnia? Actually, each one of them requires a different treatment. In this article, we’ll focus on the different types of…

Why Are We Bad at Making Rational Decisions?

It seems like more and more people are letting emotions, not logic, influence their decisions. So why is it so hard for us to make rational decisions? This question is the center of many debates, research, and scientific theories. In…

The Story of the Origin of Emotions

There’s no consensus on how this wonderful story of the origin of emotions came about. For some unknown reason, people credited it to Mario Benedetti, but the truth is that he didn’t write it. Others speculate that it’s actually an…

Words Are as Important as Actions

Sayings such as “Words will never hurt me” or “They’re just words” continue to be repeated by people who aren’t aware of the developments in language theory from the 20th century onward. Today, we know that words are acts of communication.…