Honoring Emotion

The practice of honoring your emotions involves examining where your emotions are coming from and figuring out the best way to work through them, as opposed to merely suppressing them. It often includes paying attention to where your emotions are physically situated in your body and finding ways to release them if they are stuck. The idea is that no emotions are bad (even the unpleasant ones) as they all have something valuable to tell us, and if we listen to them, we can use that information to better understand ourselves and learn important lessons from it.


Developing Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence refers to the ability to recognize, interpret and process emotions in yourself and others. While genetics, upbringing and environment all play a role, there are steps you can take to develop your emotional intelligence over time. Get to know yourself.

Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain

Have you ever wondered why you have a brain? Let renowned neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett demystify that big gray blob between your ears.

Are Your Happiness Goals Too High?

On the road to well-being, says James Baraz, embrace all your diverse feelings.

We cannot selectively numb emotions, when we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive emotions.


We Went to a Support Group for Black People in America

Alzo Slade participates in an “Emotional Emancipation Circle,” an Afrocentric support group created by the Community Healing Network and the Association of Black Psychologists. It’s a safe space for Black people to share personal experiences with racism and to process racial trauma.

The Passions: Emotions and the Meaning of Life

A mature, wise, and provocative work . . . .

Why Emotional Self-Control Matters

Releasing anger and frustration can actually help you regain control over a hectic day or win back productivity after feeling frazzled. But you have to do it with awareness.

Laughter is carbonated holiness.


Karla McLaren: Embracing Our Emotions

How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain

The science of emotion is in the midst of a revolution on par with the discovery of relativity in physics and natural selection in biology.


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Emotional and Mental Health