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Emotional and Mental Health

If identity describes the answer to the question “Who am I?,” then emotional and mental health can be summed up as the answer to the question “How am I?” Our thoughts and feelings have an incredibly strong impact on our overall well-being, and gaining a sturdy vocabulary for talking about them is essential for taking ownership of our health. Mental health is affected by conscious behavior choices (such as intentional thought patterns) and the biology of our brain’s neurological structure, and emotional health is affected by our ability to identify and accept all of our feelings—even the ones that don’t feel so good—in a productive manner. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.

Understand Your Emotions to Grow and Heal

In McLaren’s view, we typically perceive emotions as problems, which we then thoughtlessly express or repress. She advocates a more mindful approach, where we step back and see our emotions as sources of information.

Repressing or Expressing Emotions? There’s Another Choice!

I don’t know what happened to emotions in this society. They are the least understood, most maligned, and most ridiculously over-analyzed aspects of human life.

Printable Feeling Wheel

What are you feeling? Discover more about your feelings and increase emotional intelligence with this handy, printable resource.

Laws of Emotional Mastery

Mental health doesn’t just happen. Like physical fitness, it takes effort. Three principles spell the difference between just surviving and outright thriving.

Negative Emotions Are Key to Well-Being

Feeling sad, mad, critical or otherwise awful? Surprise: negative emotions are essential for mental health

Develop Your Inner Radar to Control Turbulent Emotions

When handling turbulent feelings, we can gain a mental foothold that allows us to short-circuit what otherwise could become a destructive emotional hijack.

4 Facts About Women’s Anger that’ll Help You Keep It Healthy

Anger can be empowering, if you know what’s emotionally healthy and what’s not.

Why Negative Emotions Aren’t That Bad (and How to Handle Them)

Let’s take a look some negative emotions, why they aren’t so negative after all and how to embrace them to live a more fulfilled life.

Anger Issues: How to Understand, Channel and Transform Your Passion

We’ve all at some time in our lives felt anger ignite within us with a fiery intensity. This feeling surges through our veins in an intoxicating way, yet we also know that it can get us into a lot of trouble.

Why You Need to Release Your Emotions—for the Sake of Your Health

When we push away, suppress, or criticize ourselves for having emotions, it comes with a very high cost: our health.

WHAT MIGHT HELP

The information offered here is not a substitute for professional advice. Please proceed with care and caution.

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