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Integrating Emotions

We wisely pull wisdom from emotions when we appropriately integrate them into our life experiences.
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Choosing Happiness

We choose happiness by the way we live not by constricting reality to only recognize…
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Adaptation Psychology

At the heart of psychology, development, and our general wellbeing, is our ability to adapt….
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Opening Up Emotionally

Being in touch with emotional experiences is essential to personal growth and healthy relationships. If…
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Emotional Validation

Emotional Validation

Emotional Validation is when we receive, understand, and accept another person’s emotional experience. We validate…
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We often encounter unpleasant and angering events. The emotion is normal; but, then we brood…
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Frightened By Emotion

​Intimate connections hinge on our capacity to process discomforting emotions. Intimacy is difficult if we…
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Emotional Life

Our emotional life is the entirety of our emotions, and our relationship to them. Our…
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Emotional Detachment

Definition, symptoms, and causes of emotional detachment. In some cases, the pain is too much…
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Somatic Intelligence

Within our bodies, we store vast amounts of somatic intelligence. We benefit by bringing awareness…
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Emotionally Confused

Emotions lie beneath the surface, unnoticed they covertly hijack our motivation. Emotionally confused we can’t…
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Emotional Black Hole

We feel, we interpret, and then get sucked into an emotional black hole of stupidity, refusing logic,…
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Frustration Tolerance

Frustration tolerance refers to our ability to tolerate frustrations. Low frustration tolerance is associated with…
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Ego Depletion

The strength model of self-control theorizes that willpower is a limited resource. Self control leads…
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Mindful Breathing

The breathe brings life to the body, feeding the heart and brain. Mindful breathing brings…
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Overactive Mind

Overactive minds plan, prepare and calculate. Overactive minds also struggle to shut down, interfering with…
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Observing Ego

A feature of higher cognitive function is the ability to observe ourselves. In psychology, We…
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Regulatory Focus Theory

Regulatory focus theory refers to our individual approach to self regulation. Some protect against threat…
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Emotional Deficit

Emotional deficit refers to a person experiencing a deficiency in capacity to both experience and…
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Fear of Change

We fear change because we must leave our comfortable normal for something new. Fear of…
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Present Moment

The present moment rejuvenates when we mindfully experience it, without undue worries over tomorrow or…
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Emotional Reactions

Emotional reactions motivate behavior. Understanding the role of impulses and feelings opens pathways to improve…
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