Have you ever been so frustrated that you ‘felt your blood boil’, ‘got all steamed up’, and ‘started seeing red’? While we have a wide range of colorful expressions about how emotions can affect us, there’s a grain of truth in these phrases — because our emotional states can have a significant impact on us physiologically. Stress can negatively impact just about every part of our bodies. Stress can make it harder to
Marriages and long-term relationships require work if we want them to survive. In my last post I talked about three strategies to help strengthen your marriage. In this post, I’ll discuss three more strategies. They are all based on data from a longitudinal study by Dr. Terri Orbuch and her colleagues. Dr. Orbuch, a professor, therapist, and research scientist, is also known as The Love Doctor and she has some
Loneliness is one of the most uncomfortable feelings anyone can have. I remember one of the first times I experienced loneliness. I was 26-years old and had just moved to a new city for graduate school. It was the first time I lived on my own. It was Spring Break, and while most students take the opportunity to go on vacation or spend their time with friends and family, because I was new to the school and city, I had
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