Maybe you’ve been searching for ways to feel better emotionally – and have come across microdosing. That is taking tiny amounts of psilocybin for out-of-control emotions … to reduce anxiety and irritability, relieve depression and boredom and, over all, wanting a greater sense of wellbeing. But microdosing is only part of the equation for emotional … Read more
Have you ever noticed how, after any number of years being together, we can say some pretty petty things to our intimate partners? Of course, intimate relationships mean that we’re going to be with that person through all kinds of moods – theirs and ours. So it’s not unusual, for instance, that my partner would … Read more
“I never get angry,” says a character in one of Woody Allen’s movies. “I grow a tumor instead.” This is a hilarious line but a poignant reminder how profoundly emotions can affect our human physiological functioning. Yet, as a culture, we generally place our physical well-being over our emotional well-being. We see it all the … Read more
The bedrock of emotional maturity is learning, as I am fond of saying: “to surf the waves of uncertainty with grace and perseverance.” In order to do this we must be able to efficiently process the triggering emotions that arise when someone does or says something — or an errant thought arises that upsets us.