Communicate

Rather than communicate our feelings, it’s tempting to¬†avoid confrontation and let things slide, especially when we anticipate defensiveness or hostility in response. However, allowing emotional baggage to buildup isn’t worth the temporary comfort of...

100% Responsibility

It may sound radical to state that no one has the power to make us feel anything. Our egos will insist on blaming outer circumstances or people for causing our feelings, but it’s not true. No one can completely get inside our heads, plant and cultivate specific...

Our Feelings

Feelings help us know what’s working and what’s causing stress in our lives. They can be natural reactions to the environment or, if we’re willing to listen with an open mind, they can also inform us when we’re over-reacting or misinterpreting....

Self-Actualization

Our dominant thoughts, words and actions shape our present moment and our upcoming future. Some of the results we reap are unintended consequences of unconscious behavior, while others are welcome rewards from dedication and hard work. Becoming aware of the thoughts...

The Benefits of Reinterpreting

Every thought produces a reaction in the body’s physiology. Its magnitude depends on the level of emotional intensity the thought creates. Our physical sensations also create reactions in our minds. Our bodies can bring mental pleasure or pain and our minds can...

Repressed Feelings

Distracting ourselves from our unpleasant feelings to escape the discomfort simply ensures that those emotions get lodge in our bodies and eventually create problems for us. Repressed emotions don’t just go away on their own, they have to be felt if we want real...