Found on The Kid Should See This: "Neuroscientist Ian Robertson explains the trick behind these perception-changing actions: Rather than trying to become calm — the opposite of anxious — it’s much easier to reframe nervous feelings as positive energy."
In this video Fiona Phillips is experiencing anxiety about going on a zipline. Robertson tells her to that she can change that negative emotion into one that's positive by telling yourself "I feel excited."
In the Savvy Pscychologist, clinician Ellen Hendriksen of Boston University’s Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, looks at the profound psychological and physiological impacts of feeling awe, whether it comes from looking up at the expansive night sky or hearing an incredible musical performance. She reflects on scientific evidence that awe makes us “feel small” […]
Feeling a certain way, but not quite sure of the best word for it? The wheel of feelings is a literary (or thereapeutic) tool for lending precision to fear, anger, disgust, sadness, happiness and surprise. This wheel diagram from English teacher Kaitlin Robbs helps you find the right word for the right feeling from the […]
“We found that people who habitually accept their negative emotions experience fewer negative emotions, which adds up to better psychological health,” says Iris Mauss, associate professor of psychology at UC Berkeley.
Right tool for the right job. You probably heard a parent or grandparent say it at least once at some point. And it’s true in so many cases. If you spot a small tear in your living room curtains or near to hem a pair of pants, you can always use the good old fashioned […]
The world is holding its collective breath. As states begin cautiously reopening, no one is sure exactly what to expect. But one thing is clear: most Americans are worried about their bank accounts. By the end of March, the average American household was spending 40 percent less on their credit cards than they were one […]
Over 25 years, eBay has carved out its space as the commerce hub of choice online. With 182 million users worldwide, that works out to about 35 percent of all US mobile users who shop those eBay storefronts. But did you know there are usually around 1.3 billion — with a B — active for-sale […]