Taking back over after an Amygdala Hijacking

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by emotion? Have you ever been so angry, sad, or worried you felt like you just couldn’t think? Or your thinking was happening, but it all felt really fast, out-of-control, and going in an even more emotional direction? Or have you reacted in a way that (in hindsight) you think […]

Using positive coping skills to get through stress

Let’s talk about coping skills! Why? Well, it turns out, life isn’t easy. All kinds of difficult things are thrown at us, from illnesses to deaths, changes in our jobs, requirements to move, conflicts with friends (or family or romantic partners), car accidents, broken appliances, financial difficulties… the list goes on and on! Even positive […]