Emotions

Emotions are one of life’s fundamental pillars. Basic emotions like sadness, joy, fear, anger, surprise, and disgust, along with all other emotions, configure our day to day lives. In this category, find articles which explain what causes them and how to control them.

How to Control Stressful Situations

Learning to control stressful situations is almost a survival strategy. Mathematician John Lubbock used to say that a day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work, and it’s true. The mental energy you use during those times…

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…

The Effects of Envy in Our Lives

Human history confirms that we’re social beings. From the appearance of the first hominids to the development of different species, men and women came together and started to live together. We developed emotions and started to live in social groups.…

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…

The Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS)

The Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS) continues to be the most popular instrument for measuring happiness levels. Psychologists Ed Diener, Robert A. Emmons, Randy J. Larsen, and Sharon Griffin created it in the 80s. Experts single it out as one…

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…

Love is about Action, Not Poetry

Love is about action. It’s also an abstract concept that’s difficult to define. In fact, people from all walks of life, including poets, psychologists, and even neuroscientists, have tried to “pin it down” and label it but many people end…

5 Virtues of Calm Minds

Calm minds are not only focused but disciplined. Without a doubt, the age we’re living in is always pushing us to multitask and get things done immediately. That’s why, currently, it’s pretty much a privilege to be able to reach…