Gratitude and Well-Being

With all the bleak and alarming news today, it can be really hard to remind ourselves of the things for which we can be thankful.  In fact, it can be easy for many of us to feel sorry for ourselves. Why me? What have I done to deserve this? But then there are those people,…

Anger versus Joy: which most often describes your life at work (and what are the consequences)

What functions do both negative and positive emotions serve?  Believe it or not, they are more than simple expressions of feeling.  They fulfill discrete purposes designed to help us navigate our daily life.             As a general rule, negative emotions allow us to cope and endure in the face of perceived threats.  In fact, they…