Emotions

Bipolar Disorder in Children

Have you noticed that your child experiences very intense moods? Do they show extreme changes in behavior? Do they have very sad periods, and suddenly become very enthusiastic, sometimes with an exaggerated joy? If this type of behavior occurs daily,…

Wanting to Feel Important and Admired by Others

We all want others to think we’re special and important. This has nothing to do with being narcissistic or self-centered. In fact, it’s a completely legitimate and even healthy desire. However, wanting to feel important is different than actually being…

Emotional Branding: What Is it Exactly?

Emotional branding is an advertising strategy that aims to establish an emotional connection with consumers. In other words, its goal is to strengthen the existing bond between a company and its clients through emotion instead of reason. This strategy seeks…

What is Solastalgia?

Being too detached from nature can cause distress. Philosopher Glenn Albrecht coined the term solastalgia to describe said distress. Historically, human beings’ relationship with the environment hasn’t been easy due to the diversity of opinions. Either one must become one…

How’s Your Relationship with Your Body?

Your relationship with your body is not as obvious as you may think. It often remains in the background, despite its importance. Often, your relationship with your body is either instrumental or functional. It’s instrumental when you assume your body…

The Link Between the Hippocampus and Self-Esteem

The link between the hippocampus and self-esteem is very interesting. Your sense of identity is directly linked to this brain structure, your memories, and your internal narrative. Nobody knew how important this structure was until four centuries ago. At first,…

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…