Emotion Commotion: Happy

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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.

Emotion Commotion: Life Experiences, Life Lessons

Life Lessons

This section is all about emotions. Kimberly Elmore, an Identity Staff Writer has dedicated her time to educate and discuss emotions and particular experiences in each issue. It’s a great way for women to open up and become more aware of our emotions, feelings, and human behavior. All of these emotions help us understand how […]

Emotion Commotion: Betrayal

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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.

Emotion Commotion: Projection

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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.

Emotion Commotion: Emotional Habits

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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.

Emotion Commotion: Congruence

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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?”

Emotion Commotion: Covert-Aggression

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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.

Emotion Commotion: Always Do Your Best

The Four Agreements

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.

Emotion Commotion: Love Vs. Lust

Mental Health: Love Vs. Lust

This section is all about emotions and learning about our mental health. Kimberly Elmore, an Identity Staff Writer, has dedicated her time to educate and discuss a particular emotion in each issue. It’s a great way for women to open up and become more aware of our emotions, feelings, and human behavior. All of these […]

Emotion Commotion: Don’t Make Assumptions

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This section is all about emotions and learning about our mental health. Kimberly Elmore, an Identity Staff Writer, has dedicated her time to educate and discuss a particular emotion in each issue. It’s a great way for women to open up and become more aware of our emotions, feelings, and human behavior. All of these […]