When we’re overwhelmed by emotions, we’re usually not our best selves. We may blow up, say hurtful things or burst into tears. But what if we had a tool we could use to turn down the temperature at those times? Psychologist Marc Brackett has a helpful strategy.
It sounds paradoxical, but accepting our negative emotions will actually make us happier in the long run. Psychologist Susan David explains how.
Here are three common-sense tips to help you feed your hunger, not your emotions, from dietician Eve Lahijani.
Most of us know have been in its grip before — the alarm goes off, our mind starts whirring away, and before you know it, we’ve done a freefall into worry. Neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett has been there, too, and she tells us how we can stop the spiral.
If you’ve ever experienced pleasure from people’s failures, well, join the rest of us. Here’s how to manage and make the most of your schadenfreude, says cultural historian Tiffany Watt Smith.
By more clearly identifying our feelings or by recategorizing them, we can reduce suffering (yes!) and increase well-being, says neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett.
Yes, it’s number 1 on the list of 7 deadly sins, but pride can actually move us toward our goals — and toward better behavior — according to psychology professor David DeSteno.