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.

Afflictive Emotions Are as Heavy as Lead

Afflictive or negative emotions are part of everyone’s emotional record. Thus, they act as true weights capable of stunting your growth and filling your mind with adverse thoughts that are pointless. Also, they lead you to drift from dangerous discouragement.…

Are Happiness and Pleasure the Same Thing?

There are as many definitions of happiness as there are people. It’s as if each of us has a very specific profile with a diverse set of elements. Within all that mix, we find pleasure. But what’s the real difference…

The Impact of a Wound that Doesn’t Scar

Being torn away from someone you love, whether through abandonment, a breakup, or death, causes suffering. It’s an experience that can happen at any age and under diverse circumstances. Sometimes, that loss leaves behind a wound that doesn’t scar. In…

Emotions Are the Driving Force of Your Life

At the end of the day, humans are emotional beings who learned to think just a little over one hundred thousand years ago. Today, the strength of your emotions often still precedes any conscious thoughts. They have always been the…

Emotion Regulation in Healthcare Workers

Emotion regulation in healthcare workers helps them acknowledge the usefulness and the transitory nature of emotions. In addition, it helps them manage the impact of their thoughts and ensures they don’t fall prey to emotional attachment. In general, emotional self-regulation…

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…

Guilt, Shame and Pride – Self-Conscious Emotions

Who hasn’t experienced shame after expressing an opinion and guilt after something they did and pride after an achievement? Any of these examples correspond to a series of emotions in which there’s an evaluation that’s relative to the self and…

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…

Vulnerability is a Sign of Psychological Bravery

Contrary to what society can make you believe, vulnerability is a psychological value. It’s another part of your reality as a human being that deserves to be accepted. By being vulnerable, not only are you taking over your emotional universe,…

The Benefits of Emodiversity for Your Mental Health

In nature, the more diverse an ecosystem is, the stronger, richer, and more resilient it is. Emodiversity follows that same principle. In this article, we’ll explain the benefits of emodiversity. The more varied your palette of emotions, the greater your…

The Three-Hour Rule – Adult Tantrums

The three-hour rule helps adults deal with disappointment. Surprisingly enough, tantrums are very common in grown-ups, although they’re not visible and striking as children’s. As a rule, an adult is more discreet, quiet, and silent because, after all, they must…

Blowing Betrayal Out of Proportion

For many people, betrayal is unforgivable. It leaves a gaping wound and deep scars. In fact, it has even become taboo. We often blow betrayal so out of proportion that we refuse to talk about it because the betrayal has spoken…

The Excitation Transfer Paradigm

It’s the 92nd minute of the soccer match. There’s one minute left. Barcelona is beating Real Madrid 1-0. A Barcelona player tries to stop a Real Madrid player in the penalty area and he falls to the ground. The referee…

The Anger Stage of Grief: What’s It Like?

Anger is a very common stage of grief. Unfortunately, a lot of people get stuck in it. They collapse emotionally and can’t overcome their anger over the fact that they lost someone close to them. It’s not easy to deal…

The Emotional Curve

Many experts define an emotion as a subjective state that has an overwhelming or intense affective load. While it’s difficult to explicitly describe emotions, everyone can describe these subjective states in a clear way. For example, you can describe a…