Emotions

Learning to Say How You Feel

Learning to say how you feel isn’t easy. Where can you start? You know what to say about your favorite TV show. It’s also fairly easy to describe other people’s actions and what others are doing or saying. However, understanding…

How to Deal with an Alexithymic Person

Dealing with an alexithymic person isn’t easy. After all, few people get used to living without their special person telling them “I love you” or asking “How are you?”. Some think that people with alexithymia don’t have feelings. This isn’t…

Should I Forgive in Order to Heal?

Forgiveness is no easy challenge. It’s even harder when a person close to you harmed you. The depth of the damage caused can also complicate matters. This article closely examines and attempts to answer the question: is it important to…

Good Conversations Make Us Happy

Good conversations create safe spaces. They’re emotional refuges where you exchange enriching information, reinforce confidence, and relieve stress through positive reinforcement. In addition, scientists now know that these chats biologically trigger your brain’s reward system and a sense of well-being.…

Your Capacity for Healing Is Inside You

When life breaks you into a million pieces or your mind takes you to the brink of inexplicable anguish, you only have one option: to rebuild yourself.  It’s important to remember that you have a great capacity for healing inside…

Why Do People Cry Tears of Joy?

Crying is usually associated with feelings of loss, sadness, disappointment, or melancholy. Tears help us express grief, frustration, or anguish… negative emotions in general. However, there are also situations in which we cry out of happiness – this can be…

Validating Emotions: What Does it Mean?

Validating emotions or people’s stories is such an important and valuable resource that many therapists make it the focus of their therapy sessions. Many of the people who go to therapy do so feeling strange and out of place. They’re…

Emotions at Christmastime

As the December days approach, streets and towns become adorned with decorations. A festive spirit fills the air. Holiday plans are made, Christmas cards arrive, and you shop for gifts for loved ones. It’s a time of gathering, of giving…