Emotions

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.…

The Legend of Sakura: A True Love Story

The legend of Sakura takes place hundreds of years ago in ancient Japan. At that time, the feudal lords fought terrible battles where many humble fighters died, immersing the whole country in sadness and desolation. There were few moments of peace.…

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…

Regulating Emotions in Old Age: The Key to Wellbeing

Correctly regulating emotions in old age is an exercise in health and well-being. Interestingly, researchers have found information from several studies that extends beyond the physical and cognitive decline. Older adults are, on average, much more attuned to positive emotions.…

Do You Know the Functions of Emotions?

Johnmarshall Reeve is an author who, in recent decades, has contributed to studies about motivation and emotions. Reeve believes that there are three main functions of emotions: adaptive, social, and motivational. Let’s take a look at each one of them,…

Coping Resources: What are They?

People tend to use different strategies to deal with problems. These confrontational strategies are known as coping resources. They can be intentional or involuntary. They help us face the demands and conflicts that are present in our lives.

5 Visualization Meditation Exercises

Letting your mind take a break has innumerable benefits, both for our physical and our mental health. It allows us to regain our internal balance by listening to ourselves and finding harmony between body and soul. What if we could…

Hulk Syndrome: Bruce Banner’s Nightmare

Not a lot of people know about Hulk Syndrome. It’s characterized by sudden explosions of anger. These explosions often turn into violent behavior. The medical name for it is syndrome of Amok. However, people associate it with the green monster Hulk.

Is Holding Grudges Bad for Your Health?

Who hasn’t felt mistreated at least once in their lives? And who hasn’t held grudges because of it? Maybe a friend did you wrong or criticized you behind your back. Maybe you needed someone and they just pushed you to the bottom…

When a Parent Has Paranoid Personality Disorder

Although it’s not often talked about, some children have parents with paranoid personality disorder. These children suffer the effects of unstable family relationships, scarring emotional instability, and a dysfunctional environment. Later in life, they have an elevated risk of mental illness. Clearly, these children…

Recognition: The Key to Dignity and Self-esteem

We all need positive recognition for our qualities and accomplishments. First from ourselves, to validate our own abilities and self-worth, but also from those around us. In children, recognition is the pillar that forms the foundation of self-esteem. In a…