Thank you for reading “The Emotion of Shame” Part 1 of 3 and Part 2 of 3. In this final post on the Emotion of Shame, I would like to suggest how Steps Four through Step Seven of the Twelve Steps of Emotions Anonymous (or of any Twelve Step fellowship) could help us as we endeavor […]

Shame is one of the most intriguing but also one of the most damaging of all emotions that human beings experience.  In a moment we’ll take a look at two sides of Shame but as we start to “unpack” and explore this emotion, have you ever considered how this particular emotion, which many of us have been taught is damaging to ourselves and […]

Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson (If time permits, please read “Purpose” on “3-2-5-4-24”) I’m Gonna Make A Change, For Once In My Life It’s Gonna Feel Real Good, Gonna Make A Difference Gonna Make It Right . . . As I, Turn Up The Collar On My Favourite Winter Coat This Wind Is […]

“…But when He, the Spirit of Truth comes, He will guide you into all Truth” – John 16:12 (TNIV) “You will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free” – John 8:32 (TNIV) Thank you for reading “The Emotion of Guilt” (Part 1 of 3 and Part 2 of 3). In this post, […]

Thank you for reading The Emotion of Guilt (Part 1 of 3).  In this post I’d like to share some thoughts about two passages of scripture from the Bible to deepen our understanding about the emotion and to learn how “healthy guilt” helps us to experience safety and success with behavior that is problematic or addictive in nature.  I think […]

Guilt is an emotion we typically feel when we have not lived up to a standard or value that we have set or that someone else has set for us. Guilt is also an emotion we feel in our body, but we also feel guilt when our conscience (#7) “informs” us that we have not lived up […]

Just like anger, we ask ourselves the question: Is all fear bad fear? Not at all. Fear is an important emotion that tells us there is something we need to look at or address which could be an actual threat to us or to someone we love. However, unhealthy reactions to fear, as we read […]