feelings

The 7 Laws of Emotions according to Nico Frijda

The psychologist Nico Frijda was a prestigious researcher. In 2006 he presented an article in which he explained what in his opinion are the laws of emotions. He intended to establish fixed patterns about emotions. Emotions are realities that are…

9 Questions to Ask about Emotional Intelligence

Aristotle said that anyone can get angry. However, getting angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, with the right purpose and in the right way… is really difficult. This article talks about the concept…

The Bad Habit of Being Offended by Everything

We’ve all known people who are offended by everything. It’s really hard to interact with them because at any second they might get annoyed by something you never would’ve thought would bother them. The problem is that a lot of…

7 Great Quotes from Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse’s quotes are an invitation to reflect on life and the search for identity. They are a gift to all those who wish to know themselves better and discover who they really are. His great legacy, which is deeply spiritual…

3 Way to Improve Self-Esteem

The idea of self-esteem has become somewhat of a dilemma for many people. Countless books and articles talk about self-esteem it as if it were the solution to all your problems. If you have good self-esteem, they say, everything will…

Hiding Your Emotions Takes a Toll

Hiding your emotions is probably something you do often. It’s something we all do very often. You silence the pain and bottle up your anxiety, fear, and anger. But little by little, hiding your emotions stops being functional. Instead, it causes mental…

5 Antonio Damasio Quotes for Understanding Emotions

Antonio Damasio quotes always communicate the importance of emotions for human development. Few neurologists have contributed so much to the field of human emotion and motivation as Damasio. People don’t call him “the brain wizard” for nothing.

9 Interesting Side Effects of Falling in Love

Paulo Coelho said “There is no such thing as peaceful love. It is accompanied by agony, ecstasy, intense joy and deep sorrow.” Yet, he forgot one important consequence. Without a doubt, there is a series of interesting secondary side effects of…

5 Tips for Expressing your Emotions

When you feel happy, it is easy to smile and show others you are in a positive mood. However, when you are serious, the interpretation becomes much more subjective. Do others think you are tired? Sad? Annoyed? This is why…

True Beauty is on the Inside

There is no contest on earth that can decide who the most beautiful person in the world is. Far from what we usually see, read or hear, beauty is an attitude. Contrary to what we usually think, beauty really is…

The influence of music on our lives

Music is a universal language capable of awakening emotions and unique sensations. Sometimes, even though we hear someone singing in an unknown language, we’re still able to feel what they’re trying to convey, even if we don’t know what the…

How to Manage Your Emotions Well

Have you ever stopped to think about how you tend to react when you feel bad? Or if your behavior really helps you feel better? The truth is, sometimes we don’t know how to effectively manage our negative emotions. Or if…

My First Time Seeing a Psychologist

I never thought I would need to see a psychologist. What’s more, I had never worried too much about the work of psychologists or thought about what therapy could do for me. But one day everything changed. I started to feel…

Laugh Every Day

A day without laughter escapes through our fingers, lost to us forever. This might sound like a dentist’s ad campaign, but scientists have proven that the cerebral cortex releases electric impulses a second after we begin to laugh. When we laugh,…