Emotional Awareness

20 Questions to Raise Your Resilience

Will has no idea how he ended up in his career. In hindsight, he has some regrets…. Jonathan continually dates the wrong women, and then is…

Continue Reading

Raised By Parents With Low Emotional Intelligence

Ten-year-old Jasmine lies alone on her bed, glad to be sequestered behind the closed doors of her room.  “It could happen,” she whispers quietly…

Continue Reading

I’m 32 and Just Discovered I Have Feelings

Guest Post: By Joanna Rogowska I am 32 years old, and as weird as it might sound, I have recently discovered that I have emotions. This…

Continue Reading

Emotionally Neglected in a Highly Emotional Family

"I scored high on the Emotional Neglect Questionnaire, but I actually grew up in a family that was the opposite of what you describe. My family was…

Continue Reading

Five Simple Steps to Learn Mindfulness That Really Work

Fifteen years ago a colleague dragged me to a Mindfulness Training for mental health professionals. At that time, mindfulness was not considered a…

Continue Reading

Living Life on Autopilot? 3 Steps to Find Your Vitality

Do you feel bored in your life?  Do you enjoy happy occasions less than you should?  Do you sometimes feel emotionally numb?  Do other…

Continue Reading

A Secret Cause & Cure for the Socially Anxious

The Fatal Flaw: A deeply buried, un-nameable sense that: Something is wrong with me. I am missing some vital ingredient that other people have. I…

Continue Reading

The 5 Essential Steps to Change A Personality Trait

People don’t change. Or do they? It has long been believed that personality, the ingrained set of traits that determine our behavior and…

Continue Reading

Invisible You

This comment was posted on the Ask Dr. Webb Page of my website.  It describes an experience that many can relate to: the feeling of being…

Continue Reading

Do You Have Emotional Integrity?

Here is the Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s definition of Integrity: The quality of being honest and fair; the state of being complete or whole;…

Continue Reading

How to Tell Emotional Neglect From Emotional Abuse in a Relationship

Let’s face it, relationships are complicated. I wish I had a dollar for every time someone has asked me, “Is this normal?” about their…

Continue Reading

The Most Important Relationship Of All

“Although many of us think of ourselves as thinking creatures that feel, biologically we are feeling creatures that think”      -- Dr.…

Continue Reading

Do You Have Alexithymia?

Alexithymia: Difficulty in experiencing, expressing and describing emotions. Every day I hear from folks who have just realized that they grew up…

Continue Reading

Three Tips to Teach Your Child Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence (EI): Your ability to manage and understand emotions and relationships, your own as well as others’. Research has shown…

Continue Reading

Reverse Golden Rule: Treat Yourself as You Would Treat Others

  "What the heck is wrong with you?" "You are an idiot." "How could you make such a stupid mistake?"   These may sound like nasty,…

Continue Reading

Stress and Self-Care

Before we talk about stress, I ask that you please answer these two questions: 1.       On a scale of 0 to 10, rate your average daily…

Continue Reading