Simple advice for understanding the amygdala hijack

Understanding the amygdala hijack

While you are responsible for your feelings, perhaps a deeper question to ask is what is responsible for the emotions you feel? Your amygdala has a bit of explaining to do. Your feelings leave quite a trail behind them, but on this path of emotional awareness, you can cultivate a wiser approach to managing your emotional responses to situations.

When should's not good: a look into obligation and self-image

When should’s not good

“Should” is an insidious notion often fraught with expectations, obligations and distress. Free yourself from “shoulds” by becoming aware of how they show up in your life, gently accepting your reality and taking the pressure off an unrealistic desire for perfection.