managing emotions

Learning Not to Run Away from Emotions

Emotions have a voice. They speak to us and tell us how we are feeling. Emotions help us see what we need in each particular moment. What happens if we run away from emotions, if we ignore them? Well, we…

Talking About Our Feelings is Therapeutic

We tend to hide our feelings when we’re with other people. We are ashamed to admit that we feel emotions that we see as negative and mistakenly believe make us look like weak people in the eyes of others. Talking…

Acknowledging Sadness is Brave

How many times have you tried to bottle up or mask sadness? Ever since we were little, society has told us that we can’t afford to be sad, we have to be brave. We have to be strong at all times,…

Flat Affect, or Emotional Indifference

What would it be like to be unable to express or even feel emotions? This is what we call flat affect. Imagine for a moment that a family member tells you they’ve won the lottery, and you can’t be happy…

Emotional Maturity Can Come at Any Age

Emotional maturity doesn’t necessarily come with age. The world is full of adults who’ve been professionally success even though they have the emotional regulation abilities of a three-year-old. Emotional maturity is complicated and personal. It has to do with self-esteem, empathy,…

7 Techniques for Processing Your Emotions

Learning techniques for processing your emotions means calmly and creatively channeling the day’s stress.  Although emotions are part of our life, let’s not forget that we have to know how to regulate them. In fact, it’s the key for to…

Emotions and Hypertension: an Unexpected Relationship

Hypertension is a psychosomatic disease. This means that both physical and mental factors are involved. Therefore, it’s possible for there to be a relationship between hypertension and emotions. First, hypertension is an abnormal increase in the pressure blood on artery…