Understanding Anger in 3 steps

For us to manage anger, we need to understand where it comes from.

#1. Anger is almost NEVER the primary emotional response.

Anger is so common because society has told us it is the only acceptable emotion, that all other emotions are weak.

A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing, or a Sheep in a Wolf Mask? (Emotional Avoidance)

We call them wolves, tigers, or sharks. Bears, eagles and lions symbolize their strength. These are the relentless humans who will stop at nothing to achieve.  They may be loud, seemingly unemotional and intimidating.  Society rewards them with terms such as successful and powerful, and showers them with money.  Other people want to either BECOME them, be WITH them, or even just be AROUND them.

When did Fear become the other “F” word?

October is the season of ghosts, ghouls, and Halloween.  However there seems to be an even scarier entity out there that no one can escape from, and that is the emotion of fear.

Fear and anxiety seem to be at an all-time high.  What’s going on with us? Why can’t people cope with life anymore? Have we gone soft?  Is the world more stressful than it was during our parent’s generation?  Is being fearful such a bad thing?