Guy Winch: Why we all need to practice emotional first aid

We’ll go to the doctor when we feel flu-ish or a nagging pain. So why don’t we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain: guilt, loss, loneliness? Too many of us deal with common psychological-health issues on our own, says Guy Winch. But we don’t have to. He makes a compelling case to practice emotional hygiene — taking care of our emotions, our minds, with the same diligence we take care of our bodies. watch more here


Friends, Acquaintances, and The Emotional Vampires..

Yesterday I had a great outing with a friend, who I’ll call her Lisa, during the course of our conversation I shared my feelings with her about two people whom we shared mutual acquaintances.  This couple who I’ll refer to as Sarah and Sam are wonderful people in their own way, don’t get me wrong, but for me, they were like Dementors. They literally sucked the life out of me, it didn’t matter how good of a mood I was in, the moment they walked into the room, my mood went from 100-0 in sixty seconds flat!  Lisa smiled and said, that’s because they’re Emotional Vampires. I was not familiar with this term, but she clarified for me, among other things. Lisa  also told me the reason why people like that were attracted to me, it was because I was an easy target for them.  I was their sponge, I absorbed their negative energy, as they sucked out all my ‘Happiness.’

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An Open Letter To Life!!



Dear Life,

I honestly thought we were friends. I’ve often reflected on your lessons and had fallen in love with how earnest you were, and your confidence in me. Confidence which was so richly nurtured by your brother ‘Time.’ Or is it cousin? Don’t remember which, but know there’s close relation somewhere. You’ve given me some awesome childhood memories, the pains of first loves……….. but is it first if one came after the other? Hmmm…Anyways, let’s say painful love because I won’t call a high school crush ‘LOVE’ that would just be a waste. You’ve seen me through divorce, bereavement,  rocky relationships and moving house! Now that was a really rough ride, turtles make it looks so easy… But with all that said, things have been fairly good between. I thank you.

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