Posts Categorized: Negative emotions

How Can You Not Like BINGO? Use this tool when you feel judged for your preferences

name it to tame it, The Positive Edge

Have you ever observed (or been part of) a conversation that went something like the one below? Pick any topic. This example uses playing BINGO as the point of discussion, a rather neutral topic compared to others that may be loaded with more emotion. “I don’t understand how you can like playing BINGO! It’s incredibly… Read more »

The Ugly Cry – Uncovering & Releasing Negative Emotions

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This week I’m excited to share a guest blog from an amazing woman and dear friend, Cheri Neal. Cheri is passionate about life, serving others, family, monarchs, zinnias, pit-crewing for hot air balloons, and helping people live their BEST life!  I love her positivity tip for this week–recognizing the need to release negative emotions. It… Read more »

The World Can Be a Difficult Place – Why bother trying to be more positive?

Difficult world - The Positive Edge

What’s the point of trying to be more positive?  Let’s be honest — life can be hard! The world can be a difficult place. There are natural disasters wreaking havoc, the serious threat of nuclear missiles, social injustices, and the list goes on.  In our own personal lives, we may have challenges with our health, work,… Read more »

Our Mailbox Had Been Smashed – Again! Dealing with the reaction of unfairness

Unfairness - The Positive Edge

Last week, we went out to get the mail and found that our mailbox had been smashed and totally destroyed. What?!?! That’s the second time in about a year. I was angry and frustrated. Who had done it? They should have to deal with the consequences! We started imagining what types of punishments would be appropriate if the… Read more »

Be Careful What You Notice – It Creates Your Reality and What’s Possible

Out of all the information that surrounds us coming in from all of our five senses, we actually only notice an extremely small percentage. According to Shawn Achor in his book, Before Happiness, the human brain receives more than 11 million bits of information per second, but can only process or “notice” about 40 bits per second. Wow!  That’s… Read more »