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Inner Peace. Psychology Fanatic article header image.

Inner Peace

A staple of wellbeing is finding inner peace. A biological system constantly in stress weakens…
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Healthy Coping Skills

The flourishing life is not stress free. It is stress resilient. The flourishing life manages…
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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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Cognitive Dissonance

Cognitive dissonance, a term introduced by psychologist Leon Festinger, refers to the mental discomfort experienced…
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Emotional Intelligence

In 1995, Daniel Goleman’s best-selling book brought the concept of emotional intelligence (EQ) to main…
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Peace and Happiness

Thoughts can drain happiness in the present with worry and regret. Mindfulness can soothe agitated…
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Pain Body. Eckart Tolle's conception of the pain body.

Pain Body

Our pain memories accumulate and repeatedly surface. Eckart Tolle refers to these pain memories as…
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Emotional Outbursts

Emotions swirl as we crash into others and experience. The collision creates an emotional storm,…
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Sharing Emotions

Shared emotion is a coordinated affective reaction to the same environmental trigger. This is a…
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Mental Fatigue

Our minds get tired. Prolonged heightened emotion exhausts our brains and we become mentally fatigued,…
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Feeling Shame

Feeling shame weighs us down, interfering with healthy endeavors. We can lighten the weight of…
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We ruminate. Reliving and reconstructing the past. Our mind can get stuck in rumination that…
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Dyadic Regulation

Dyadic regulation refers to emotional regulation achieved through others. With dyadic regulation, partners can better…
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Ego Development

Through a mix of biological givens and environmental influences, we develop adaptive and maladaptive patterns…
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Destructive Emotions

Aroused emotions push for action. Destructive emotions motivate maladaptive action that move us away from…
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Emotion Lability

Research on the definition, symptoms, and causes of emotion lability. Emotion lability is often a…
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Repressed Anger

We respond to anger. The powerful emotion overwhelms and some repress. Repressed anger may leave…
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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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Negative Affect

We experience feeling affects across a spectrum of positive and negative. Some feeling affects calm…
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This article explores the complex psychological state of hopelessness, its causes, manifestations, and coping strategies….
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Emotional Discomfort

Life brings notable events that cause discomfort. Learning how to regulate the emotional discomfort is…
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Prediction Psychology

According to predictive psychology, our brain engages in a predictive process to budget energy and…
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