Releasing control <3

“That moment you fantasize about, when the bills are paid, the roof stops leaking, the phone’s not ringing, and you soak in the caught-up-ness of it all. That’s when the dog runs away. Or the girlfriend gets pregnant. Or the tornado touches down. Life doesn’t give you breathing room, but if you stop grasping for…

Emotional Contagion

Our emotions have the superpower to transform the mood in anyone we are interacting with. Daniel Coleman says, “We unconsciously imitate the emotions we see displayed by someone else, through an out-of-awareness motor mimicry of their facial expression, gestures, tone of voice, and other nonverbal markers of emotion. Through this imitation people re-create in themselves the…