Not every friendship functions in a positive manner and exudes uplifting emotions. There’s another type of friendship that many of us have surely encountered
Who knew happiness was so well researched? Perhaps the key to discovering the “happiness factor” may be realizing that happiness is not based only on the good or bad circumstances of people’s lives, but more so on people’s attitudes towards their circumstances, as well as the effort they put into maintaining a level of happiness higher than their baseline.
Almost a decade ago, my life changed as I had known it. My mom was diagnosed with lung cancer. I was 25 and she was 53.
Betrayal. Just reading, seeing or hearing that word conjures up negative emotions. Perhaps betrayal is such a harsh word because it’s an emotion felt after someone you love hurts you and you don’t know why.
We all experience unpleasant thoughts and feelings, and sometimes we dump “our stuff” on to another person. Because projection is an unconscious defense mechanism many of us are unaware when we are doing it.
I’ve been struggling to write this column for the past several weeks. A case of “writer’s block,” I think. I recently read a post on Positively Positive that got me thinking. In this post, the blogger says “emotions can become habits.” Our emotional responses to situations and/or other people are habitual, if we let them be.
Congruence. It’s not an emotion; however, this word influences our emotions and the role(s) we allow our emotions to play in our lives. The purpose of this “EC” column in this issue of Identity, is for you to ask yourself this question: “Am I living with congruence?”
That charming side to their personality is merely a manipulative tactic, designed to encourage someone else to let their guard down, reveal insecurities and fears that the covert-aggressor will likely “prey on” later. Covert-aggressors are not motivated by helping others, although at times they may portray themselves that way.
So far we’ve learned about the first three agreements in The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz: be impeccable with your word; don’t take anything personally; and don’t make assumptions. And, now, we have reached the fourth and final agreement: always do your best. Always do your best means just what it says.
Help Others to Get All A’s & Share!This section is all about emotions and learning about our mental health. Kimberly…