The shock that comes with experiencing a significant loss can make you feel as if the ground has been pulled out from under you. Grief is the natural emotional response to any loss. Losses can vary from the death of a loved one or pet, to the loss of health, a job, a dream or safety after a trauma. Loss can also include experiencing a miscarriage or even losing a friendship.
Grieving this loss comes with a multitude of different emotions including sadness, anger, guilt and frustration. More →
Tagged: depression, emotion suppression, emotions, grief, laughter, physical and mental health, storytelling
February 6, 2012 · 1 Comment
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 that anger can be managed by trying harder to control yourself. More →
Tagged: abuse, anger, children, emotion suppression, emotions, family, frustration, insomnia, men's issues, ptsd, relationships, self-esteem, sleep disorders, stress, teens, women's issues
December 21, 2011 · 1 Comment
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 to combat work-related stress, others may have a little extra at a holiday party to combat marital or financial stress. More →
Tagged: alcoholism, anxiety, cardiovascular health, depression, diabetes, emotions, holiday, men's issues, panic, stress, substance use, women's issues
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 healthy. Issues arise when the anger is not managed properly or becomes out of control. It is especially problematic when your anger hurts yourself or others. More →
Tagged: abuse, anger, anxiety, cardiovascular health, conflict, depression, diabetes, emotions, insomnia, physical and mental health, relationships, stress, stroke
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 by avoiding talking about it, distracting themselves or using substances (like alcohol or drugs) to numb their feelings. More →
Tagged: communication, emotion suppression, emotions, men's issues, physical and mental health, research, stress, women's issues
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 underestimate how long something takes to complete but changing procrastinating behaviors is not as simple as learning how to use a day planner. Procrastination is a deep rooted learned behavior that can turn into a lifestyle with very negative consequences practically as well as emotionally.
Tagged: anxiety, avoidance, coping, decision, emotions, family, overwhelm, parenting, procrastination, stress
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 surface these emotions might seen intricately connected, and often are confused for each other, the causes and implications for each are entirely differently.
Tagged: abuse, anxiety, children, depression, emotions, empathy, guilt, men's issues, self-esteem, shame, teens, women's issues
“Did you really hit your brother over the head with your doll?” Mita’s mother yelled at her? The 5-year-old Mita knew she was in trouble and clutched her doll harder. She stood frozen.
“There is absolutely no hitting in this house!” her mother raised her voice even louder.
Tagged: embarrassment, emotions, guilt, self-esteem, shame, story
October is breast cancer awareness month, a month when people wear pink ribbons, public places adorn their fixtures with pink decorations and even NFL players add a splash of pink to their uniforms. It serves as a yearly reminder to women to make their annual appointments and encourage their sisters and friends to restart their self-exams. However, a crucial aspect of breast cancer that is often forgotten during this month is the emotional reaction and the management of stress with regards to diagnosis and treatment. More →
Tagged: cardiovascular health, emotions, grief, immunity, physical and mental health, research
Sanat was nervous for his AP Physics exam. He had studied for months and wanted to get it over with. He was hoping to get to school a few minutes early so he didn’t have to rush to find parking and could prepare himself for the exam to begin. He got up early and was out the door 15 minutes prior to his normal leaving time. He didn’t realize that there would be construction traffic. He sat in his car, yelling at the cars in front of him to go. He really wanted to get to school early, how would it be possible now? He hit his steering wheel, upset. More →
Tagged: children, emotions, frustration, men's issues, mental health, stress, teens, tips, women's issues