Category: anger

Sticks, Stone, and Worse

Commentary Most people are familiar with the phrase “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” The incendiary rhetoric that has engulfed our political system has demonstrated that especially violent words can cause hurt, even death, to others. The most recent example is a California man who showed up last…

Seeing Red? 8 Ways to Keep Your Anger in Check

Have you ever gotten so worked up that you’ve experienced a feeling of scorching red hot rage? While it’s rare, I’m sure we’ve all experienced this at some point. But does this mean that there’s an underlying problem? Not always. After all, it’s natural for us to get angry. It can be a normal emotion….

Anger Just Might Be Your Liver Talking

It’s difficult to imagine our internal organs having an influence on how we feel. Most of us see emotions as responses to external situations, or internal thoughts. But what if our organs might have some part to play in the complex world of feelings? The ancient Greeks, for example, believed that the liver was the…