How to deflect negative emotion

Have you ever felt totally drained after spending time with certain people, whether at work or even in your personal life? I think we’ve all had those times… when we feel we’re literally soaking up the negative emotions of certain people around us. It’s called Emotional Contagion. Just as you can catch a cold by […]

The 4 Components of Emotion

Most of us think of emotion purely as a feeling. We might feel happy or sad, for instance, or love, joy, or grief. But there is much more to emotion than a feeling. Emotion is really smeared all over and all throughout the body. The diagram below shows how this is so. Let me explain. […]

Use your body to change how you feel

If you’ve read ‘I Heart Me’ recently you’ll be very familiar with Power Posing. It’s a simple way of using your posture to change how you feel. Research at Harvard University led by Amy Cuddy found that just a couple of minutes standing in a Power Pose, like Wonder Woman, (OK, if you’re a male […]