You’re Angry? So What’s Really Going On?

You’re Angry? So What’s Really Going On?

“I feel angry.”  “But how do you really feel?”  “Angry.” Part of my work with patients involves increasing understanding of emotions and emotional responses.  A recent post that I wrote examined the importance of becoming more aware...
Back to the Basics: Starting with Emotions

Back to the Basics: Starting with Emotions

  Whether we want them to be or not, emotions are incredibly important aspects of being alive.  Emotions propel us into action or inaction; they drive our behavior and are the lifeblood of all things we do.  More simply put, what we feel is directly correlated to...
Assertiveness: Saying “No” When It Matters

Assertiveness: Saying “No” When It Matters

We all have experienced times where we have felt obligated to do something or go somewhere despite our true interests and preferences.  Perhaps you can recall instances where you were feeling down and did not want to go anywhere, but did so anyway to accompany someone...
Recognizing and Accepting Psychological Distress

Recognizing and Accepting Psychological Distress

Two weeks ago, I wrote about high-functioning depression.  While I hope that you all had the chance to read that blog, my main purpose was to bring attention to the common occurrence of experiencing depression even in individuals who otherwise are highly functional....