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Naming Your Emotions

You get into an argument for the 100th time with your spouse. By the end of it, you two are yelling. You know you are mad now, but you aren’t sure how things got so out of hand in the first place. You’ve always had some trouble effectively communicating your feelings when you are upset[…]

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What’s Wrong With Me?

You come home from work for 5th time this week later than you anticipated. Your husband isn’t happy about it, per usual. You expect that he will be angry and sarcastically apologize first thing when you walk in the door. This almost immediately leads to yet another argument. You feel defeated and wonder if things[…]

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What’s In A Name? Understanding Your Identity

“When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.” – Ralph Ellison. Invisible Man Identity is a tricky thing. Some people spend their whole lives looking for it. Others seek out every opportunity to avoid it, not wanting to be locked into a particular set of standards or rules. Regardless, the search to understand your[…]

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You’ve Been Meditating Wrong

What do you think of when you think of meditation? Images likely come to mind of Yoga poses or sitting with your legs crossed listening to the sound of running water. Whatever your motivation traditional and stereotypical forms of meditation are perfectly fine. There is nothing wrong with them. That being said, if your goal[…]

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Accept Your Suffering

It’s just like any standard Saturday afternoon. Well, at least a standard Saturday afternoon for you. You’ve gotten dressed for the day and are about to head out. You start crying. Why? Because even though you hadn’t been focusing on it for a few minutes, your momentary relief is quickly severed as you resume thinking[…]

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The Waiting Game: Getting Help When You Need It

“I just have too much going on right now. I don’t have time”. “I have too many appointments already. I’ll never be able to squeeze another one in”. “There’s absolutely no way. I have too much to do right now. This would only add more stress to my plate”. Avoiding Help Sound familiar? These are[…]

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3 Easy Steps: How To Be Less Reactive

1. Understand Why It’s Important Not To Be Reactive We have all replied to that email a little to quickly. You are most definitely not alone in having said something and immediately regretting it. Even the best of us react at times without thoroughly thinking things through. Unfortunately, some more than others have a tendency[…]

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Emotion Mind

Do you manage your emotions or do your emotions manage you? Oftentimes when people find themselves reacting to situations in ways they regret, it is because they are acting based on off of how they feel. Put another way, their emotions are in control. Have you ever texted your ex when you were feeling lonely only to[…]

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Manage Your Emotions, Change Your Life

When you think of people who need to learn how to better control their emotions, some stereotypes may come to mind. Flashes quickly pass of people who have a drug addiction, are suicidal, or need anger management. It may be easier to see how people who go from 0 to 100% at the smallest provocation[…]