Self-directed anger can be considered a “moral emotion” that prompts us to reflect on our values and morals. However, self-forgiveness is a compassionate response when it is toxic.
Children start off with the joy of freely expressing themselves. Adults need to be aware of the power of their words and the dangers of criticizing them instead of supporting them.
Understanding the role of shame in those who avoid responsibility can help the confronter.
Just as you’ll probably react negatively when you feel made wrong or put down, so will your partner if your words produce a similarly hurtful, shaming effect on them.
I discuss a dangerous worldview, characterized by dichotomous thinking and hubris, often adopted by Trump and his followers.
Are you tired of the negativity going on in life? Now is the time to cleanse your social feeds and it may include unfollowing some of your friends and family.
Your Inner Critic can hijack your inner dialogue making you vulnerable to anxiety and shame. Here are 5 steps to regain control.
How Healing Your Shame is the Key to Ending an Emotionally Abusive Relationship
What are our culture’s unconscious assumptions and prejudices surrounding masculinity and vanity?
Language can complicate the expression of anger between individuals, making it misunderstood or too harsh.