Throughout history, hope was considered as one of the most essential human emotions. However, scientific knowledge has shown that a feeling of hopefulness can change the brain. American psychologist Charles Richard “Rick” Snyder offered a view of hope as a cognitive process, not just an emotion.Read More
People often refer to themselves as “swimming like a duck”. This is a reference to how calm ducks appear above the water but how fast they are paddling beneath to stay afloat. I myself have been known to use this analogy.
Today, however, I offer a new way of looking at “swimming like a duck”. One with a more positive frame. Ducks practice self-care and preen themselves in such a way that as water hits their feathers, it simply rolls off. How great would it be for us humans to learn how to perform self-care in such a way that as stressors hit us on a daily basis, we too are able to simply let them “roll off” our backs?
We tend to confuse guilt and shame for the same emotion because they often go hand in hand. However, these emotions are different, as guilt is related to behavior and depends on our compassion for others while shame involves feelings about self.Read More
Although we often think that joy and happiness fall under the same category, these emotions are very different. Yes, both joy and happiness describe our feelings of satisfaction, contentment, and pleasure. However, these feelings are triggered by different reasons and differ in their nature.Read More