Common Causes for Anger Management Issues

Anger is an emotion that children learn to feel within a few months of being born. The emotion itself is a healthy and natural expression of certain experiences. Anger becomes a problem when it becomes out of control and when it hurts people emotionally or even physically. People mistakenly believe …

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Three Stages of Alcoholism

Many experience significant amount of stress during the holidays for a variety of reasons. With the abundance of alcohol that flows during this time of year, it is very easy to rely on drinking as a way to relieve stress. Some people may have a drink or two after work …

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South Asian Emotion: 4 Reasons to Control Your Anger

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Anger is a basic emotion that emerges around 3 to 4 months of infancy. Evolutionarily, anger is meant to protect us from harm as it signals danger or an imminent threat to our well-being or safety. Feeling anger when you are mistreated, wronged or feel threatened is perfectly normal and …

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Hiding Your Feelings Makes You a Weak Conversationalist

In the face of negative life events, we can feel a wide variety of reactions including sadness, anger, jealousy, disappointment, frustration and loneliness among others. For some, feeling and expressing those emotions is difficult or unacceptable and they choose to avoid it by suppressing their emotions. They can do this …

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Top Three Reasons Why People Procrastinate

Procrastination is essentially self-sabotaging behavior that many South Asians of all ages choose when faced with a decision, task or responsibility. Procrastinators create their own obstacles, choose to hamper their performance and essentially try to avoid success. Procrastination is not an issue of time management or poor planning. Procrastinators may …

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South Asian Emotion: Guilt vs. Shame – Part 2

(This is part 2 of a 2-part series on guilt and shame. For part 1, click here.) Guilt and shame are two emotions that we feel from a very young age. Both emotions result in us feeling negatively and are emotions intended to guide our future behavior. While on the …

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