Why community matters so much — and how to find yours

A community can serve as a social safety net, but finding one and becoming a part of it is different from simply making friends. Source: Why community matters so much — and how to find yours

The Most Eye Opening 10 Minutes Of Your Life via @BreneBrown

Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston. Brown has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. She’s the author of #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Braving the Wilderness.

You define your goals via @davidamerland

You define your goals. They don’t define you. But the goals you set always define who you will become. This is true whether you succeed in them or not, reach them or not.

Amerland, David. Intentional (p. 62). David Amerland. Kindle Edition.

Needless Angers: Can They Be Eliminated?

Anger poisons relationships, yet anger can easily become a too-frequent habit. Learn more here: Needless Angers: Can They Be Eliminated?

The Science of Novelty

How new solutions to old problems can improve your mental health: The Science of Novelty

Setting Goals for a Life Worth Living

Why—and how—to set meaningful goals outside work: Setting Goals for a Life Worth Living

How to Be Resilient in an Overwhelming World 

“The key to cultivating internal calm amidst ever-present stress. Hacking our brain begins with a clear knowledge of the three executive systems that run our cognitive processing. We’ll refer to them as the first executive (amygdala, fear response), second executive (frontal-parietal lobe, logic, and problem-solving), and third executive (DMNempathy, and self-awareness). This control panel of sorts gives us a comprehensive view of the ways that our thoughts, behaviors, and feelings interact at any given moment.” Go to the source: How to Be Resilient in an Overwhelming World 

How Facing Fears Helps to Protect Your Mental Health

Learn difference-making tips to conquer your fears at home and work. Source: How Facing Fears Helps to Protect Your Mental Health

5 Ways to Manage Disappointment

Disappointment can lead to a downward spiral. Read this to ‘check yo’self before you wreck yo’self’! Go to the source: 5 Ways to Manage Disappointment

Here’s another post I did on the topic 10 years ago and there’s more reading here

5 Symptoms of Repressed Anger

What repressed anger looks like. Source: 5 Symptoms of Repressed Anger

What’s Your Emotional Range?

Are you truly living or merely surviving? Source: What’s Your Emotional Range?

What Cats Can Teach Us About Love

I’ve learned alot from cats — especially detachment! Eckhart Tolle said ‘I have met many Zen masters in my life. Most of them cats!’ and I agree. Psychologist John Amodeo shares this: ‘A personal perspective: loving and losing a cherished companion’. Go to the source: What Cats Can Teach Us About Love

8 Signs of Emotional Neglect in Your Family

The emotionally neglectful family may look fine, but it is not. Source: 8 Signs of Emotional Neglect in Your Family

How to Love Yourself

Discover science-based ways to love yourself more (and why it’s important that you do!). Source: How to Love Yourself

Anger: Responding, Not Reacting via @tarabrach

Anger is natural and necessary for surviving and flourishing. Yet when we are hooked by anger, it causes personal and collective suffering: Anger: Responding, Not Reacting

Listen in…

Why do we have thoughts we don’t want?

Have you ever had the unexpected urge to jump from a bridge or other high place? If so, you are far from alone: Psychology Today

Signs of a Healthy Relationship

We need to focus on what we want (not what’s missing!): Signs of a Healthy Relationship

Emotional Resilience During the Holidays

Consistently investing in your emotional health builds emotional resilience over time. Resilience allows you to maintain groundedness, clarity, and compassion in the face of challenges.  When resilience is present a hard hit to your heart, like an argument with a family member, still hurts: Emotional Resilience During the Holidays — Wise Heart

How to have a difficult conversation

Avoidance will only foster more conflict. Aim for a shared understanding with these techniques from an expert mediator: How to have a difficult conversation | Psyche Guides

How Anger Spreads Like a Virus

Research shows how pain and anger infect on social media and in relationships: How Anger Spreads Like a Virus

12 Ways Social Media Affects Relationships, From Research & Experts

The dangers of comparison: 12 Ways Social Media Affects Relationships, From Research & Experts

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