Getting triggered is part of being human. Because our primitive survival brain is programmed to think negative thoughts first in order to keep us safe and secure, no matter the circumstance, we’re going to feel annoyed, frustrated, irritated, angry, and even enraged. Something or someone is going to flip our lid, pop our cork, or […]
Reconciling conflicting emotions isn’t always easy. You know those times when you feel totally overjoyed and ecstatic about something amazing in your life, and also painfully sad with gut-wrenching grief about something or someone else at the same time.
As leaders of our life, we’re always managing; every day’s a flurry of managing our schedules, people, money, kids, pets, our over-flowing to-do list, and our anxiety. Because we’re experts at managing, it stands to reason that we’d manage anxiety, right? Whereas managing anxiety might serve us in the short-term, it will not serve us in the long-term; […]
More money? A thinner body? A different job? A bigger house? A new car? A trip around the world? Someone to share your life with? A child? A new wardrobe? World peace? What do you want?
We’ve lived in our home for ~13 years. The kitchen and dining area walls have displayed the same wallpaper since the day we moved in. Wallpaper with fruit on it, if you can imagine. Over the years, the paper had peeled in places and collected a variety of stains “creatively” left by children, pets, and […]
Ever wonder why we respond to some emotions and react to others? Why we tend to respond to joy, gladness, or happiness, and yet react to anger, grief, and fear?