The Good in Feeling Bad

The Good in Feeling Bad

Not all negative emotions are bad for you. Plus, greeting obstacles with joy, pain but not suffering, nastiness and what matters to us.

Why Feeling Bad Can Be Good For You Over Time

By Thomas G. Plante Ph.D., ABPP
By accepting bad feelings we can appreciate the joys of life so much more.

Grief for Life: Stop Saying 'Move On' - Move On To What?

By Pamela Cytrynbaum
What if grief doesn't 'progress'? What if you feel the same as the day he died?

Eight Keys to Life Hardiness and Resiliency

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Helpful Reminders During Challenging Times

The Upside to Workplace Conflict

By Victor Lipman
Difficult though it may be, conflict can be a pathway to something better.

How Compassion Can Heal Shame from Childhood

By Beverly Engel L.M.F.T.
The Antidote to Shame

Does Faith Help Us Grieve or Let Us Off the Mourner's Hook?

By Pamela Cytrynbaum
Are you a believer? Do you believe in signs? Should I?

Abusive Coaching

By Vivian Diller Ph.D.
Condoning Cruelty in the Service of Exceptionalism

Relationship Rule #1: Do the best you can do

By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W.
Once again the wisdom of knowing what you can't control

All The Bridges Falling Down

By Ethan Gilsdorf
How a “bridge phobia” can actually be a successful survival technique

Can People Tell When You're Depressed?

By Donna Barstow
Yes, but only if you wear this.

Recovery from an Affair

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Affairs can devastate a marriage. But once the secret has been uncovered...

What I Learned From My Bad Boyfriends

By Gina Barreca Ph.D.
You want a "Nice" boyfriend or "Bad" boyfriend?

The "Oy" in "Joy"

By Mindy Greenstein Ph.D.
Because sometimes, life can really stink.

Why Feeling Bad Feels so Good

By Suzanne Lachmann Psy.D.
How to open yourself to romantic success

This Story has a Happy Ending... I Promise!

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr.
Adversity motivates us to focus on what is really important

Opening Up When Tragedy Strikes: Are You Sure It’s a Good Thing?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
The myths about coping

Can Grief Be Written Away?

By Susan K Perry Ph.D.
Even when your life cracks in half, you can move forward.

Exercise: A Better Way To "Deal" than Drinking (or Drugging)

By Anne M. Fletcher M.S., R.D.
Working out can help you sober up

Nostalgia and the Ability to Mourn:

By Kirby Farrell Ph.D.
Constructing memory to keep life alive.

8 Powerful Ways to Turn Loneliness Into Deep Connection

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D.
How the pain of loneliness can lead to powerful connection with self and other

Transforming Envy into Joy

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Envy can be turned into joy for the very person you envy.

Can Depression Ever be Good for You?

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W.
Sometimes bad feelings can actually be useful.

Feeling Bad Is Good for You

By Camille S. Johnson Ph.D.
How losing makes you work harder

When Is Boredom a Good Thing?

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W.
Learn how boredom can work in your favor!

Embracing the Worst

By Amy Przeworski Ph.D.
Lessons learned from a stomach flu