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.

Three Differences Between Emotions and Feelings

You have surely confused emotions with feelings more than once. We experience both at the same time, and they prove easy to confuse. But it’s very important to know the difference between emotions and feelings. We must manage each one…

The Story of the Origin of Emotions

There’s no consensus on how this wonderful story of the origin of emotions came about. For some unknown reason, people credited it to Mario Benedetti, but the truth is that he didn’t write it. Others speculate that it’s actually an…

How Our Bodies Store Repressed Emotions

Do we really know what’s happening in our minds? Do we know ourselves? Can we control what happens inside us so that it doesn’t negatively affect those around us? Do we really know what we feel and how we feel…

What You Can Do When Your Emotions Are Taking Over

When you notice that your emotions are taking over, stop and take a deep breath. We’ve all experienced that feeling in the middle of an argument or when anxiety takes control. Those emotional kidnappings are devastating. However, we always have…

Regulating Emotions in Old Age: The Key to Wellbeing

Correctly regulating emotions in old age is an exercise in health and well-being. Interestingly, researchers have found information from several studies that extends beyond the physical and cognitive decline. Older adults are, on average, much more attuned to positive emotions.…

Do You Know the Functions of Emotions?

Johnmarshall Reeve is an author who, in recent decades, has contributed to studies about motivation and emotions. Reeve believes that there are three main functions of emotions: adaptive, social, and motivational. Let’s take a look at each one of them,…

Volunteering Replenishes Your Emotions

What is the point of investing time and effort into a job that doesn’t pay anything? Wouldn’t it be better to spend that time doing something lucrative? These are the questions a lot of people ask themselves before volunteering. Some people…

Somatic Emotions in Emotionally Dependent People

If you’ve ever suffered from anxiety, you’re probably familiar with the idea of somatic emotions. That is when your body starts to develop physical symptoms for no apparent reason. Some examples are feeling something in our throat, a sudden rash,…

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…

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…

7 Strange Emotions we all Feel Sometimes

There are some common  strange emotions that all of us have felt. Fear, when there is something that threatens us. Rage, when someone hurts us or makes us feel bad. Joy when people tell us nice things… These are daily…

Demisexuality: when Emotions Generate Desire

Demisexuality is a sexual orientation. It describes those who only feel a sexual attraction for people with whom they have established a strong emotional connection. The Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN) coined the term in 2006. You can say…

What are Emotions?

We have all wondered what emotions are at least once. We could define them as the “glue of life”. They are the invisible but intense matter which allows us to connect with others and to be a part of reality.…

Music and Alzheimer’s: Awakening Emotions

Music and Alzheimer’s have a strange, powerful, fascinating relationship. Patients in an advanced stage of the disease suddenly experience an amazing awakening when listening to a song from their youth. That music full of rhythm that almost, without knowing how,…