Emotions

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…

How to Become Better at Arguing

We have grown up in a culture of constant arguing, where we’re often grumpy about everything and don’t accept a difference of opinions. We argue about something almost every day, and we often do it more than once. First thing…

Feeling Lost in Life? Find Your Lighthouse

Have you ever felt lost or overwhelmed? Almost everyone feels like they just can’t cope sometimes. During these times, negativity often rears its ugly head. You may tell yourself that everything you do is wrong and everything that happened is awful.…

Cooking as a Therapeutic Tool

Cooking is one of those activities that combines art, technique, and knowledge. It’s a field in which culture and affections are put into play in a single task. Basically, we eat the landscape that surrounds us. We prepare it based on…

2 Consequences of Yelling at Your Kids

Reflecting on the consequences of yelling at our kids can help us control ourselves and manage our impulse to do it. Analyzing where the yelling comes from and its causes are key to changing this behavior for good.

Emotions Help Us Meet Our Needs

Everyone has different kinds of needs, as Maslow rightfully explained through his pyramid. Some of our needs are basic, such as eating and protection, others have to do with relationships, such as affection and recognition. Emotions help us meet our…

Emotional Blackmail and How it Harms our Kids

Emotional blackmail is, unfortunately, a strategy that many parents use when bringing up their children. They use guilt, fear, intimidation, threats and often also patience and affection, all to get their children to do what they want. The truth of…

7 Features of Emotional Maturity

Feelings are more complex than emotions. It intertwines with the other, but it also has a rational component such as a longer amount of time and deeper roots. Emotional maturity, therefore, may be defined as an emotional trace which is…

5 Keys to Expressing Emotional Pain

Expressing emotional pain has become increasingly unpopular. Although everyone experiences internal suffering, it’s more and more common to ignore it.  People who are “positive” and have “good energy” are welcomed with open arms. Yet, those in emotional pain often get…

Use your Smile to Change the World

An anonymous ancient Greek philosopher said: “Smile at life and life will smile at you”. Sometimes, smiling is the best way to help change the world. When you use your smile, it reflects how we take things making us more…

Sadness in children

No one is exempt of being sad, not even children. The loss of someone, an unexpected circumstance, a missed opportunity… Sadness in children is more common than we think, that’s why we should be there for them whenever they need…

Coping with Emotional Challenges on the Daily

Coping with emotional challenges is something you’ve probably had to do more than once. It’s tough going through a week full of emotional rollercoasters that makes you nervous and keeps you up at night. Whether it is because of work, important…

When You Don’t Feel Anything During Depression

Everybody has dealt with depression at some point or another. Some people experience a mixture of sadness and anger combined with dejection. On the other hand, others feel a void and a total absence of emotions. Depression is like having lead…

The Three Emotional Errors That Limit Your Happiness

Well-being, like inner peace, isn’t something that changes on its own as time does. Emotions can alter our quality of life, and they also impact the quality of our choices. Therefore, it’s important to familiarize ourselves with three emotional errors…

The Forest Test and its Place in Psychoanalysis

Hindrances and annoyances that take away our happiness, entrenched fears, values ​​that govern our choices and behavior. The forest test tries to clarify and interpret many of these issues based on the approach from which it was designed: relational psychoanalysis.…

What Is Ecpathy?

Ecpathy is a new term to complement empathy, which allows the appropriate handling of emotional contagion and induced feelings. Doctor and psychiatry professor J.L. Gonzalez coined the term to define the voluntary process of excluding feelings, attitudes, thoughts, and motivations induced…

3 signs of lack of affection in children

Tom Robbins says that “it is never too late to have a happy childhood.” However, it is important that when we see signs of lack of affection in children, those gaps must be addressed. This is because no child deserves…