All tagged emotion

Self-Awareness

Sometimes I need to write these letters to help myself get over self-imposed hurdles in my life. Yesterday was one such post. As I was getting ready to turn in for the night last night I took a mental inventory as I do every single night. This time though my mind filled up with all sorts of things and I quickly realized something that was defining my entire week. I was allowing all of these outside sources to rule my life for the past few days and I could feel the toxicity of all of that weighing down on me. At some point this week I threw my inner self aside and left myself open to being bent, stretched, pulled, pushed in all sorts of emotional directions that I wasn’t ok with.

Catching Up

I firmly believe that our relationships are what help make our lives enjoyable. Here's this person in front of you that you might know things about but not everything and it's entirely up to them if they want to share more.

Finding Joy

What emotion besides joy has such a range? From smiling to crying through that smile, there are no boundaries to this beautiful emotion. Why then do we lack joy in our world? I've argued in the past that it is far more difficult to be angry and stay that way than just be a happy person that seeks to find the good in the bad at all times.

Living with Mistakes

Perfection. The existence of this word is perplexing and has vexed humans forever. Why should such a word exist when it is never attainable by humans? We are at our core flawed in every way and will never be the perfection that so many people strive to be.

Frisson.


You've had it happen before. You're listening to some piece of music and at a particular moment you get goosebumps, the hair on the back of your neck stands up. This is known as frisson. Something resonated so deep within us that we had a physical reaction to it. It's also usually one of the deciding factors of when we decide that we want to listen to a song 100 times in a row or not.