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Turning The Negative Into Good

Turning The Negative Into Good

There is a tendency to let the bad, negative, uncomfortable and dark aspects of our lives overtake the reality of what could be. Steve Taylor PH.D. wrote about how after years of adapting his surroundings and altering the way he lived day to day to reduce his own tinnitus he was finally able to dull the tinnitus by accepting that it wasn’t going away and learning to make the best and accept the situation.

Steve had learned through accepting a situation and looking towards it with a new light that he could make it’s presence less and less intrusive. He applied his theory to other things in his life when something was an annoyance and gained a whole new insight. His simple 4 step method for transforming your life can be found here.

Happy to be Sad

Happy to be Sad

According to this post by Matthew Hutson in Psychology Today, there’s no need to fret feeling a bit down. Where happy emotions are sought after, so-called ‘negative’ emotions, Hutson writes, are suppressed, shamed, and medicated.

Hutson suggests all of our emotions play a critical role in our psychology, once we stop seeing them as negative and positive, and they are actually intertwined rather than opposing and he makes a compelling case. Read more about the ups and downs of our emotions, here.

The Psych Behind Being Scammed

The Psych Behind Being Scammed

Most of us don’t think we can be conned, and that’s part of the reason why people who have been scammed suffer, according to journalist, Abby Ellin’s, story in Psychology Today. Ellin, herself, was “duped”. Not by a conman with a clear sales pitch but by an ex-boyfriend who convinced Abby he was a something of a humanitarian secret agent! Abby wrestled with satisfying her journalistic intuition using available evidence and well developed reasoning skills; her journey led her to the discovery of how society treats victims of scams versus their scammers.
Find out how Abby’s story ends and what professionals have to say here.