From joy to anger to snark

It's hard for me to look at my son now and imagine the swirling mass of hormones that he will become one day. It is equally hard for me to think about the time that he will not need me around anymore (but still want me there, like a plant). But, those days are coming, whether I like it or not....more

NaBloPoMo (11/2016) - Day 13: It's still hard, but this helps

 Like millions and millions of other people in the US, things are still hard. They are still emotional. We're moving through grief and fear and sadness and anger and depression and rebellion and rage and everything in between. We're not experiencing them in a linear fashion. We're not experiencing them all at once. We're not experiencing an emotion and then moving on, never to experience that emotion again. We experience them often. We experience them deeply.We wonder if we'll ever feel anything positive again....more

I Feel Intensely ... and Channel it into Writing

I can’t think back to a time when my feelings weren’t INTENSE. No matter what I felt, I experienced it with an exclamation point and it often swung like a pendulum between mildly euphoric and mildly depressed. I was never clinically diagnosed as bipolar because the logical part of my brain is still able to trump the spontaneous one, and seizes control no matter how many hormones surge through my veins. ...more

Managing My Anger

Many people need to control their anger by learning not to let it out. They can take anger management courses.My anger problem is keeping it all in. I never know when it's safe to let some of it out. And I don't think they have courses for that.Why do I need to let my anger out? Wouldn't I be happier and life be easier if I were pleasant and agreeable all the time?No. There are reasons I need my anger, and need to express it....more

Why Emotionally Intelligent Children Are Less Anxious

How do you react to stressful situations? I will be the first to admit that my anxiety is clearly linked to my inability to effectively manage my emotions during stress. I am famous for catastrophizing and overreacting. I grew up as the one known to freak out all the time. Now I know that I just needed to develop my emotional intelligence. This is something I will continue to work on throughout my life....more

The Emotions Around Money & What To Do When You Feel Them

 Save, budget, pay off debt, plan for retirement.... It's easy to talk about the things we need to do with our money without really focusing on the emotional aspect because like many other things in life, money is simply a tool, a means to an end....more

Kimberly Jesika says Glamour is an Inside Job. Glamour Chics are not victims!

Kimberly Jessy here reporting in live from Hollywood, Ca. As a business owner, you listen to all the woes that people go through. After all you have to touch someone's heart before you can touch their wallet. People don't care how much you know till they know how much you care.I wan't to point out something to you tho. I heard a great blogger who I like and respect named "Evia Moore" say, Common Sense is becoming more uncommon. I liked that saying, so her mission has been helping women particularly in dating get back their "common sense"....more

For better mental health, let the tears out

As mentioned earlier this month, I am not afraid of a good long cry. There are certain places where I do my best not to cry, like at work. I try to suck it up and let the tears out later when I won't be interrupted. Fortunately I have a wonderful job right now that doesn't cause me tears. ...more

When Mommy Needs a Good, Long Cry

I had a bad day. Things didn't really go my way at work, and they weren't going that well at home, either. There comes a point where you really don't want to hear your family's critiques about the new recipe you just rushed home to prepare for them; you just want them to eat it. Image: Chris Costes via Flickr via a Creative Commons license ...more

You seem angry

Yesterday, we talked about what makes people (ok - white men) happy...more
This is really interesting. I wonder what we can poll about to focus on the positive side of ...more