Delayed Reaction

Many emotional dramas can be avoided by simply pausing before reacting. When someone is feeling distraught and says something that triggers us, it’s common to respond from a perspective of indignation, as if to say, ‘How dare you characterize me that...

Anger Management

Anger is a natural reaction to unwanted, unexpected or fearful circumstances. The feeling¬†originates in the primitive part of the brain which is concerned with survival. Acknowledging when we’re angry is an absolute requirement for maintaining a healthy...

Civility Pays Dividends

When we’re completely exasperated and fed up, expressing hostility toward the perceived culprit of our problem doesn’t pay. It’s possible we may not have all the facts and they may be as innocent as we are. When we communicate our anger to others and...

Anger as a Motivator

Anger can provide motivation for necessary action, but unless the feelings have been processed, it can backfire. Taking action while angry can create bigger problems and feelings of regret. Acknowledging the source of the anger and feeling the feelings as sensations...

Angry at Yourself

Take Responsibility When you find yourself getting really mad at someone else, pause and ask yourself who you’re actually mad at. If you really look deeply you’ll most likely find that you’re angry at yourself for not paying attention to information...

The Truth About Anger

Who We’re Really Angry At Blaming anyone¬†else for the way we feel doesn’t empower us or enhance our well-being. Our own happiness is our responsibility alone. Anger often arises when a situation or someone’s behavior fails to meet our expectations....