Whatever we may say, unkind words or even words that were not meant unkindly, can often hurt us. Belonging, approval, and being part of a group or tribe is important to us because it enhances our survival. Therefore, we feel good when we get approval from others and feel bad when we get their disapproval. Here, we try to understand why words hurt and how we can build emotional resiliency.
What Is Love and Why Does It Hurt So Much?
Most of us romanticize love. Unfortunately for us, reality is not pure, neither is love, nor fear or suffering. When we aspire to a love that is pure, we inflict more pain and more hurt on ourselves.
My Journey Through Chronic Anxiety, Depression, and Existential Angst
How do we escape from this life of quiet desperation? How do we recover from despair? So began my journey for self-discovery.
Love and Fear – Overcoming Our Wiring for Suffering
Love and fear are two of the strongest human emotions and they seem to work in opposition. In this article we explore love and fear and consider how we can resolve this most challenging of life’s dualities.
Your Puny-Pathetic Depression is Not as Good as My Awesome Manly Depression
Depression combined with social comparisons can lead to envy, jealousy, shame, and a closed heart. Ultimately, we end up alone, feeling abandoned, hopeless, betrayed, and more depressed than ever.