Author Archives: Bobbi Emel

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Managing Our Emotional Monsters: Why Control Doesn’t Work

If you’re an average human being, you may be doing something that is actually based on a huge myth.

You may be trying to control your feelings. r

3 Surprising Ways a Deep Breath Can Reduce Your Anxiety

Take a deep breath in through the nose and hold it for a count of four. Then release it through your mouth as though it was a big sigh of relief. r

5 Easy Ways to Be Nicer to Yourself

Years of observing people stumbling over the concept of self-compassion has shown her that we commonly think that treating ourselves kindly will result in being lazy, self-indulgent, and wallowing in self-pity. r

5 Ideas For Bouncing Back From Economic Disaster

If you’re one of the people who is still affected by unemployment, home foreclosure, debt, loss of retirement savings, or any of the other ripples of an unstable economy, let me ask you something:

Did you know you are probably grieving? r

The One Thing You Must Know To Get Through ANYTHING

We accept our experience not because we want it, but because it is already here. Shauna Shapiro

Somehow, an idea has come about in the world of self-help that we should enjoy the adversities that life brings our way.

Embrace your fears. r

3 Simple Ways to Get a New Perspective on Monstrous Problems

Have you ever looked at an ant under a microscope?

They’re scary.

Alien-like antennae, creepy multi-jointed hairy legs, and huge jagged pincher-jaws fill up your vision and make you want to get away.

Then you look at the ant with your naked eye and find yourself asking, “How was I ever afraid of that? It’s tiny.” r