DEAR FEELINGS is about providing a forum for writing about our feelings and having others listen.
Why does putting our feelings into words — talking with a therapist or friend, writing in a journal — help us to feel better? A brain imaging study by UCLA psychologists reveals why verbalizing our feelings makes our sadness, anger and pain less intense.
The ability to live in the present moment, without distraction — seems to produce a variety of health benefits.
Mindfulness is a technique in which one pays attention to his or her present emotions, thoughts and body sensations, such as breathing, without passing judgment or reacting. An individual simply releases his thoughts and “lets it go.”