Love is constant; only the names change

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Why love is not an emotion When an emotion is healthy, it arises only when it’s needed, it shifts and changes in response to its environment, and it recedes willingly once it has addressed an issue. When love is healthy, it does none of these things. If emotions repeat themselves endlessly, or appear with the same exact intensity over and over again, then something’s wrong. Yet … Read More

Emotional Genius Online in February!

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~ Discovering the Brilliance in Your Emotions ~ With Licensed Dynamic Emotional Integration® Trainers and Consultants Amanda Ball, MS and Sherry Olander, CMT. This 6-week online course starts Monday, February 19th. See below to learn more or register now! Join us for Emotional Genius Online Emotions are possibly your greatest source of instincts, intelligence, and energy — and you can learn how to access the brilliance … Read More

Emotion Regulation helps you persevere

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Where do we go from here? We are in a new and deeply troubling world, where pundits, writers, philosophers, social scientists, and spiritual leaders are churning out endless opinion pieces about how we got here. We’ve all been consuming these opinions, and that’s a natural response. But I don’t know if it’s helping us regulate and ground ourselves. I don’t have an opinion piece yet; it’s … Read More

Emotional Genius in California!

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Emotions are possibly your greatest source of instincts, intelligence, and energy — and you can learn how to access the brilliance inside each of them! Join us in Petaluma, California on August 20th and 21st!

Stress is a weasel word – and maybe that’s good!

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Stress: What is it really? In The Language of Emotions, I talk about stress as a “weasel* word,” which is a word that people can use to hide emotional awareness from themselves. In one of the final chapters in my book (Stress and Resistance: Understanding Emotional Physics), we look at stress after we’ve learned about each of the emotions in depth — and we identify stress … Read More

The Myth of Positive Emotions

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The Myth of Positive Emotions is of course related to The Myth of Negative Emotions In my work with emotions, I don’t treat any emotion as better or worse than any other. Instead, I focus on why each emotion arises, what job it does, and how you can work with each and every emotion you have. When you can see your emotions as important parts of … Read More

The Myth of Negative Emotions

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The Myth of Negative Emotions is of course related to The Myth of Positive Emotions In my work with emotions, I focus on the intelligence, gifts, and skills that every emotion brings to you. I don’t leave any emotions out, and I don’t treat any emotion as better or worse than any other. This unified and ecological approach to emotions treats all emotions as vital, irreplaceable … Read More

For Mother’s Day

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How do we celebrate our mothers — The ones who are here and the ones who aren’t The ones who gave their lives for us and the ones who walked away The ones who lovingly directed our lives as if we were art projects And the ones who never knew how to welcome us into the world How do we celebrate our mothers — The ones … Read More

The gifts of joy: Radiance and splendor

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Welcoming Joy! After learning about each of the emotions one by one (you can find the list of emotions on my Start Here page), we arrive today at the final emotion in the happiness group: joy! Joy is different from happiness in that it is deeper and larger somehow. It is closer in its essence to contentment, but instead of coming forth after an achievement (as healthy … Read More

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