A better way to think about “soft skills”

In our Emotion Dynamics Facebook group, we search for images or messages that treat emotions and empathy with respect, but we don’t find many. So we create our own! This meme helps us think more clearly about the silly idea that emotional skills are soft skills. As we’ve all seen, when people don’t have emotional skills, they can create the hardest problems there are. Feel free … Read More

A better way to think about fear, anxiety, and panic

In our Emotion Dynamics Facebook group, we search for images or messages that treat emotions and empathy with respect, but we don’t find many. So we create our own. This meme helps you understand the differences and similarities between fear, anxiety, and panic so that you can understand how to work with each one — or all three of them if necessary. Feel free to share … Read More

A better way to think about sadness and grief

In our Emotion Dynamics Facebook group, we search for images or messages that treat emotions and empathy with respect, but we don’t find many. So we create our own, and sometimes we rework terrible ones. This meme comes from a meme we found that told people to suppress their emotions and throw happiness on top of suffering. It was terrible, so Karla rewrote it. Feel free … Read More

A better way to look at sadness

In our Emotion Dynamics Facebook group, we search for images or messages that treat emotions and empathy with respect, but we don’t find many. So we create our own! This meme about sadness celebrates its gifts, and it challenges a lot of the messages we receive about avoiding sadness at all costs. Feel free to share this Better Meme. If you’ve read The Language of Emotions … Read More

A better way to look at feeling angry

In our Emotion Dynamics Facebook group, we try to find memes and posts that are respectful toward emotions and empathy, but they’re hard to find. Especially about anger! So we made our own. Feel free to share this Better Meme about anger. This one helps people understand that anger is about setting boundaries, and that we can do that with strength and love. Excellent! If you’ve read … Read More

A better way to think about emotions

In our Facebook group, The Language of Emotions and Empathy, we search for images and and posts that treat emotions with respect, but it’s difficult! Emotions tend to be treated badly, as if they create problems. They don’t. They bring you the energy and intelligence you need to address the problems. Your emotions are brilliant and they can change your life, so we created this Better … Read More

A better way to look at fear

In our Facebook group, The Language of Emotions and Empathy, we search for memes and posts that treat emotions and empathy with respect, but we don’t find many. So we’ve started creating our own memes that celebrate the gifts, skills, and genius in the emotions, and we’ll present a new one here each month. Feel free to share these so that Better Memes about emotions will … Read More