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How (And Why) To Say Yes To Negative Emotions
April 13, 2016
Mindfulness — By Dave Eyerman

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We say “no” all the time. Sometimes we do so subtly, as a way to deny an emotion, swallow our words, or feel the disgust of “Ugh! Not that again!”

I don’ think I’m alone in this. No one likes to feel things which are uncomfortable…especially negative emotions.

I was reminded of this recently when I made a humiliating mistake at work.

But before I share the gory details, let’s take a closer look at negative emotions—where they come from, why we have them, and how to productively manage them (Hint: meditation can really help!). (more…)