Personal Responsibility = Growth

Anger is often the result of old emotional wounds getting triggered. Even though a nearby person may appear be the offending party, this is rarely the case. When old wounds get reactivated, blaming outward causes us to miss important opportunities to heal. Personal...

Rush to Anger

When our buttons get pushed, it can seem impossible to avoid an angry reaction, though we know lashing out just makes matters worse. Emotional energy aimed at others, who (naturally) believe their behavior was warranted or acceptable, just activates anger in them....

Taking Umbrage

The noteworthy thing about ‘taking offense’ is that it’s necessary for us to do something in order for it to happen. If we don’t take offense, we won’t experience it. We can only be offended, hurt or angry over something someone else says...

Why We’re Angry

We’re rarely angry for the reasons we think. Emotions created by early life experiences reside just below the surface of our conscious awareness. Occasionally something reminds us of a situation that originally caused that anger and a new flare up arises. But...

Forgiving Ourselves

When we’re angry, we often think someone else is the cause. It feels safer to project our feelings outward. But the truth is, we’re probably angry with ourselves, because deep down, we all know we can’t control how others think or behave. Projecting...

Anger

It’s normal for anger to arise when someone’s behavior feels rude or disrespectful. It’s also valid to let the other know how it felt in a reasonable and kind manner. This gives the ‘offender’ a chance to explain our/their actions in case...