Emotions

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…

The Rational Rider and Emotional Horse: Finding Balance

The brain is symbolically divided into two hemispheres. The right side is the “emotional” or “intuitive” hemisphere and the left is the “rational” side. Achieving balance, and therefore well-being, is determined by the relationship between those opposing sides.

Kids With Low Self-Esteem

Do you think we’re born with a certain level of self-esteem? Do you think that loving yourself is important in day to day life? Is it possible to influence your children’s self-confidence? In this article, we’re going to give you the answers…

Distrust in a Romantic Relationship

Distrust in a romantic relationship is like cancer. It often starts unnoticeably, but soon spreads and metastasizes. It’s one of the main factors that, if left unchecked, can deteriorate the bond between two individuals and even destroy it.

You Deserve the Love You Give to Other People

You deserve the love you’re always giving to other people. You deserve the same level of sincere, unselfish, and authentic affection. But what you get back from other people isn’t always equal to what you give. It’s not always as strong,…

Anakin Skywalker’s Psychology

With the premiere of the new Star Wars trilogy, it seems that the passion for the saga has awoken again. However, despite the new movies’ positive reviews and box-office successes, there is something missing from the two original trilogies. That…

Why We Can’t Stand Loneliness Sometimes

How we deal with loneliness says a lot about us. Being aware of our moods, thoughts, desires or needs – and stopping to reflect on them – allows us to find psychological stability even in times of conflict. This introspection…

Aesthetic Emotions: The Emotional Effect of Beauty

Gazing at Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night, waking up early to watch the sunrise, reading The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera, or closing your eyes to listen to Debussy’s Clair de Lune are all inexplicable experiences that awaken a storm of emotions. The beauty found in…