Thinking About the New Year!

2018 is coming to a close. Hopefully, most of us had a satisfying experience with family and friends. I hope you enjoyed old and new traditions. This time of year can be a wonderful time to think about new goals and yes, letting go of old habits and behaviors that...

Holiday Stresss

The holiday season is upon us! With all the preparations, shopping, and extra errands, this time of year can be downright hectic. Couple all that with normal commitments and the stress level can climb and even become unmanageable. While some stress is inevitable,...

Anger Managment Continued

Last week we looked at some techniques for managing anger in a more productive and healthy way. To restate: nearly everyone gets frustrated and angry at times. Life can be demanding and stressful; it is human to react to these stressors. We learned some simple...

Anger Managment

We have discussed several methods for managing our emotions in past posts. Hopefully some have been useful and enjoyable. However, some emotions are harder to manage than others, such as anger. Anger is a powerful feeling and can create difficult situations or worsen...

Meditation Continued

Last time we talked about two forms of meditation. There are many ways of meditating, some ancient and some new. Again, it is a great idea to try several forms to find what “fits” you and your lifestyle. This time we will look at a couple more, just to...

Meditation

Controlling our emotions can be difficult at times. We know they arise unconsciously…but does that mean we are at the mercy of them? There are times our emotions do get the best of us. However, there are tools to help us maintain equilibrium and to react to...

What AM I feeling?

The first step in managing emotions is determining what, in fact, we are actually feeling. Emotions create physical sensations and reactions; interestingly, dissimilar emotions often evoke the same response. For example, anxiety and excitement are much alike in...

Managing Our Emotions

While emotions arise unconsciously, are natural responses to stimuli, and are neither positive or negative, it is helpful to learn to manage them. When our emotions run rampant, they can affect our relationships and our careers. Our emotions have a direct impact on...