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Entries tagged with “Emotions”

5 Questions for Emeran Mayer

1. As the science is emerging on the mind-gut connection, what do you believe is the most significant discovery?The most important realization is to view the mind-brain-gut microbi…

5 Steps to Clear Mental Clutter

Is it time to clean out your spiritual closet? Is your emotional sock drawer overflowing? Productivity expert Erin Rooney Doland, author of "Unclutter Your Life in One Week," offers five steps to restore order.

5 Ways To Be Happy When Life Makes You Sad

How to channel your inner happiness warrior

5 Ways to Process the Anger You Thought You Weren't Allowed to Feel

Start observing your anger to truly understand where it should be directed.

7 Stories for Mastering Your Emotions

The emotional body is widely overlooked for overall health and happiness. Explore these 7 stories on how to understand, cope with and use your emotions appropriately.

Acceptance as a Tool for Dealing with Unpleasant Emotions

From the book Rock and Water: The Power of Thought; The Peace of Letting Go

Angry Meditators

We had 17 people for for our weekly local meditation group this week, including some faces we haven’t seen for a while! We read the last section of the chapter “Lovingkindness” i…

Bad Yogi! Bad! On Yoga and Forgiveness

I often say that yoga makes you better at absolutely everything, except remembering where you put your car keys.A regular yoga practice boosts your immune system, regulates your ho…

Befriending Grief

What helped is that I finally found a purpose for this sometimes-excruciating feeling.

Befriending Pain

Over the last several years, I’ve come to believe that the greatest, most powerful, most courageous thing we can do in our lives is learn to befriend our pain.This idea is a major …

Being in the Flow of Heartache and Pain

Yoga and mindfulness can help us recognize that our discomfort has a flow.

Bending the Golden Rule

Variations of the ancient protocol “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” have been shared and taught far and wide as the appropriate code of ethics for human behavior…

Book Review: Clearing Emotional Clutter

Clearing Emotional ClutterMindfulness Practices for Letting Go of What’s Blocking Your Fulfillment and Transformationby Donald AltmanNew World LibraryYou couldn’t swing a book bag …

Book Review: Emotional Rescue

Emotional RescueHow to Work with Your Emotions to Transform Hurt and Confusion into Energy that Empowers YouBy Dzogchen Ponlop RinpocheTARCHER/PENGUIN“Emotions get their power from…

Brené Brown: How Vulnerability Holds the Key to Emotional Intimacy

And shame sabotages our desire for closeness.

Check Your Thermostat To Avoid Depression

What should we do when we’re upset or depressed? Should we analyze our feelings to figure out what’s wrong, or should we just forget about them and move on? Opinions differ, but ne…

Emotional Hygiene

An Interview with Daniel Goleman

Emotional Intelligence: A Practice for the Chakras

In last week’s post, I talked about the vital importance of emotional intelligence. Medical professionals are learning that a huge, overlooked reason many North Americans get sick …

Emotional Overwhelm? How to Hang In There

Dear Eve,I am so frustrated I feel like giving up. I am struggling in so many areas of my life. My relationship is sort of “so so,” nothing horrible, but nothing to write home abou…

Emotions at the Speed of Light

While working with a relationship retreat guest recently, I had a funny realization. You know how astronomers tell us that the light we see coming from the stars above at night is …

Extended Emotions Meditation: 20 min.

Discover inner freedom. In this meditation, Grokker Meditation Expert Mark Coleman will demonstrate how to open to, feel, and sense emotional states with acceptance and curios…

Feeling Bad About Feeling Bad: Shame and the Primal Brain

Rather than piling shame on top of shame, we need to slow down and honestly feel whatever it is we feel.

Finding Happy

This is the time of year when we wish people “Happy” or a variation on the theme, “Merry.” Happy Holidays. Happy Hanukah, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year.  The other night my …

Five Insights for Fearless Living

The First Insight: Fear can close our hearts, shape our emotional life, and freeze our emotions, but the only power that fear has is the power we give to it. We can take that power…

Friendships Boost A Woman’s Health

A landmark study by the University of Michigan has identified a likely reason why feeling emotionally close to a friend works wonders on a woman’s mood — and even boosts her health…

Give Us Ten Minutes, We'll Give You the Kosmos

Go ahead. Check your watch. Let's see if we can pull this off. The next 10 minutes may change the way you think about evolution, psychology, ecology, even God.The cosmos is merely …

How a New Blend of Mindful Movement Can Help You Heal

Use this method to process traumatic experiences and challenging emotional states.

How Mindfulness Can Help Us Forgive Betrayal

Is it possible to forgive infidelity and to overcome the emotional pain of betrayal?

How to Deal with Negative Emotions at Work

Are you feeling anxious, angry, or just plain overwhelmed at work? Here are some tips for how to manage these emotions and enjoy your workday more.

How to Find Calm Amid Chaos

Begin to lessen the overwhelming emotional response you may be experiencing to the smallest provocation.

How to Find Your Footing When the Bottom Drops Out

When we are ready to find our way to solid ground, these two steps can help us in our journey

How to Hear the Love Whisperer

A relationship is like a puppy. Everyone wants it when they see it, some of us actually take it home, but only a few can live happily with it. For some, the puppy runs away; for ot…

How to Listen to Your Emotions

We all have bad days, where nothing we do seems to work out the way we planned. If these days are more common than not, you might feel like you are merely surviving your life. It i…

How to Overcome Stress by Seeing Other People’s Joy

If you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed, don’t cut yourself off from other people, says Kelly McGonigal. Instead, double down on your capacity for connection.

How to Remain in Balance with your Emotions

Blame it on the environment, your work, the stress, your partner, the kids, the overwhelm – yet the truth remains – your emotions are your own and for you to remain in balance…

How to Tone a Flabby Heart

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people are so full of doubts. ~Bertrand RussellWe live in a world that is…

Improve Your Odds After Failure

Why feeling bad after a failure is good for you.

Letting Go of Being Right

Excerpted from The Power of Forgiveness by Joan Gattuso

Life Is Enhanced by the Right Sound Track

In a research project at the University of London, volunteers were asked to listen to 15-second snippets of music before judging the emotional content of faces. The results were re…

Make Room for All Your Feelings

An Interview with Mark Epstein

Meditating With Your Anger

An audio meditation to engage with our anger and compassion without shame.

Meditation for Feeling your Feelings

For this meditation, you choose an emotion—something that’s present for you and easy to access in your body.

Our Walk in the World: Going Off the Deep End

When our beloved dog Mira died, there were those who walked with us, honoring the truth of where we were, no matter what had brought us there. These were the compassionate. And the…

Purpose-​Centered Therapy

Shoma Morita was a Zen Buddhist, and his therapy left a lasting spiritual mark on Japan.

Rage and Relationships: How Anger Can Help Intimacy

When we can channel our anger into compassionate communication, it can help us cultivate a stronger sense of self along with even more intimate and satisfying relationships.

Releasing the Emotional Roots of Back Pain

Finding relief from the pain is one thing, but finding a way to free yourself from the underlying cause is something else.

Sometimes It’s Healthier to Be in the Then

A couple of centuries ago, nostalgia — the wistful, sentimental yearning for a person close to us, for a significant life event, or for a place important to us — was dubbed a medic…

Stressed Out? Talk in the 3rd Person

A new study shows how a seemingly strange quirk can actually help control emotions.

Teaching What Matters

When I was in graduate school, I was fascinated by a play by Eugene Ionesco called The -Lesson. In it a young woman studies for the total doctorate, but she has a problem. She can …

That's Not Just Negative Self-Talk. That's Rage.

Recently I started having trouble sleeping. Awake at 4 a.m., I'd scold myself: Relax! You crazy anxious maniac! You're ruining tonight and turning tomorrow into sleep-deprived hell…

The Evolution of Emotion

An interesting new theory behind the way human facial expressions developed.

The Happiness Track: Naming Your Hauntings

Quite simply, the hauntings of our mind stand between us and everything else. 

The Secret of Real Anger Management

Maybe it’s time to unleash what it really feels like to care.

The Secret to Happiness Is… Unhappiness

You’ll be happier when you feel the emotions you need to feel, even if they aren’t rosy.

The Secrets of Your Core, or Why You Don't Need to Punch Your Yoga Teacher

The other day, my friend and yoga teacher Meghan Currie said to me about the core: "There's just this layer of energetic garbage around your core. You kind of have to burn through …

The Spirituality of Anger

Anger is not the most comfortable emotion to feel. It also may be the most abhorred emotional state in spiritual contexts. We often get the message that anger is what our practices…

What Is Your Anger Trying to Tell You?

All emotions, including anger, are signals about what we’re needing.

What Really Causes Jealousy?

Research into the roots of a powerful emotion.

When Your Vision of the Past is Not 20/20

It turns out that when you are struggling with depression, hindsight is one of the ways your perception is limited.

Why a Little Guilt Can Be Good For You

Guilt is a horrible feeling. When we are little kids, before our moral compass kicks in, we have absolutely no sense of guilt or shame. We know we are not supposed to punch other k…

Why Emotional Intelligence Is More Important Than IQ

Growing up, we believed that doing well in school was the key to success. Good SAT scores and a high GPA will get you into a good college, which will lead to a good job and a successful future, right? Not necessarily.

Why We’re So Emotional When We’re Tired

A new study has identified exactly why we get so emotional when we have been burning the candle at both ends.

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