1. an affective state of consciousness in which joy, sorrow, fear, hate, or the like, is experienced, as distinguished from cognitive and volitional states of consciousness.
  2. any of the feelings of joy, sorrow, fear, hate, love, etc.
  3. any strong agitation of the feelings actuated by experiencing love, hate, fear, etc., andusually accompanied by certain physiological changes, as increased heartbeat orrespiration, and often overt manifestation, as crying or shaking.
  4. an instance of this.
  5. something that causes such a reaction: the powerful emotion of a great symphony.

So many of us find it so hard on to grasp, comprehend exactly what it is we are feeling at any given moment. For some us it can be quite daunting however for the rest it seems quite normal.

Emotions can be the cause of many illness, they can have a physical effect of us, even make us do unquestionable things!

Repressing Emotions

If our emotions are not expressed as we feel them we can end up doing ourselves more harm than good. Here are just a few of the symptoms that can occur from repressing your emotions:

  • Fatigue
  • Depression without an apparent cause
  • Speaking of issues/interests rather than personal matters and feelings
  • Pretending something doesn’t matter when inside it does matter
  • Rarely talking about your feelings
  • Blowing up over minor incidents
  • Walking around with a knot in your stomach or tightness in your throat
  • Feeling your anger not at the time something happens but a few days later
  • In relationships, focusing discussions on children/ money rather than talking about yourselves
  • Difficulty talking about yourself
  • Troubled personal relationships with family, friends, acquaintances
  • A lack of ambition or motivation
  • Lethargic – who cares – attitude
  • Difficulty accepting yourself and others
  • Laughing on the outside while crying on the inside

Emotional Release

There is a number of ways we can release our emotions dependant on what they are of course:

  • Speaking the truth
  • Transmuting the emotions
  • Releasing resentments
  • Mediation
  • Shifting your perspective
  • Knowing your fears
  • Detaching yourself from the emotions
  • Accepting responsibility for your emotions

Even sitting here writing this has many emotions incessantly cultivating through my veins!


Stress is something that most of us live with everyday.

I want to talk a little about stress today I have been reading and article from Healthspace that seems to cover a fair bit of detail.

When it comes to stress, people are either overly aware of it or totally in denial of it, but the reality is that in this modern, busy society it is no longer a question of whether you have stress in your life, but how much stress is in your life and how is it adversely affecting the quality of your life.

The “day to day stress” is very apparent if you take the time to listen to family or friends discussing their daily routines.

Stress seems to be such a standard topic of conversation; whether it be work stress, running around with children, health or financial related stress, stress just seems to be such a mutual part of everyone’s day to day life and as a result is socially considered to be the norm.

Despite the normality of this stress in our modern society, its essential that we are mindful that this stress, no matter how common it may be does impact on your body; physically and mentally. Furthermore it is absolutely essential that you do all you can to support your body to withstand the physiological impact which stress creates.

Please continue to read more on this topic here

Now how am I dealing with stress? short answer I’m not. It can be quite the struggle to deal with stress. I know I have emotionally upset people around me and that was never my intention.

I hope that in the near future that I will be able to control or better manage my stress levels because one day soon I know I will say/do something that will be indeed regrettable and for me this won’t be an option as I live life with no regrets…

More recently there have been events in my life that have caused me to become so stressed that I have not slept, eaten or focused on anything else in life other than the issue I was faced with at hand.

Stay tuned here for updates.