Shards of Consciousness

Posts tagged: emotions

Happiness, Emotion, and Fulfillment - Part I

In a comment regarding my post on Why Don't Researchers Study Health, Dr. Karen Shue spoke about the happiness 'set point', or subjective evaluation of well-being, that research seems to show that we have. I've heard a little about this before, and decided to look into it a little more. I'll be talking about this all week (today, Wednesday, and Friday). Today's post will be about the concept of the happiness set point itself. Read more

Kick Out the Gray, Drab Emotions of the Cloudy Sky

Here in Western Pennsylvania it's a quiet time of year. It has finally turned cold, bringing a taste of the winter weather than usually starts in November. The sun is rarely seen as clouds crowd the sky. Mixtures of rain, snow, and ice fall, so few people are out and about for the fun of it. It would be easy to fall into a state of, not depression, but
waiting. That's it. We wait as the exterior grayness is mirrored by physical quietness, lassitude, an increased desire for sleep, and an air of somberness. Read more

How To Get Rid of Excessive Negative Emotions

There's nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so - Shakespeare Read more

Five Ways to Pursue Happiness

Newton's third law of motion says that "for every action there is an equal an opposite reaction." As a counterpoint to Five Ways to Make Yourself Miserable, here are five ways to pursue happiness. If you take nothing else from these two articles, take this.
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Five Ways to Make Yourself Miserable

If you come here regularly, you'll know that I can tend toward the abstract and quietly upbeat, so today I thought I would be a little more practical and give some concrete tips on how to make yourself (and as a bonus, those around you), completely and utterly miserable.
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Exploring Pathways to Freedom