How to Communicate Your Feelings Without Becoming an Emotional Manipulator

It’s important to be open and honest when you communicate your feelings to others, but we also have to be careful not to turn ourselves into “emotional manipulators.” Too often we believe that merely speaking our feelings (“That makes me … Continue reading

Reframing Your Dark Side: Embracing Your Shadow Is Key to Genuine Mental Health

One of the major themes of this site is that “all emotions serve a valuable function in our lives.” This includes not just the positive, “feel good” aspects of our mind but also the negative, “feel bad” aspects of our … Continue reading

The Powerful Lesson “Inside Out” Teaches Us About Emotional Intelligence

Inside Out is one of the best children’s movies of 2015, but it also encompasses a powerful lesson that we can all learn about emotional intelligence. For those that don’t already know, “Inside Out” is the newest movie by animation … Continue reading

Radical Acceptance of Life’s Never-Ending Bullshit

One of the biggest traps in life is focusing too much on what we have no control over. Happiness, relationships, health, career, society – we crave control over all of these areas of our lives, yet our powers are limited. … Continue reading