Archive for the ‘Anger’ Category

Get Over It

Posted: 16th May 2009 by Barb in Anger, Letting Go

I figured out this week that I’m really angry. It’s George W.’s fault, mostly, in my opinion. Our economy is in the toilet. The flushing began on Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists attacked the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. Then Bush and his gang invaded Iraq and declared later that the “war” was over when […]

Feeling Anger

Posted: 17th November 2008 by Barb in Anger, Feelings

“It’s okay for me to be angry today. It’s growful, if I use it for good.” —Unknown Feeling anger, just like every other emotion, is how we move through and past it. We can no more push anger down and hide it and then expect to be okay than we can just snap out of […]

Burning Bridges

Posted: 3rd September 2008 by Barb in Anger, Relationships

“We should think seriously before we slam doors, before we burn bridges, before we saw off the limb on which we find ourselves sitting.” —Richard L. Evans It’s easy to find ourselves in a place where we want to burn our bridges. We get angry with someone or upset about a situation and we never […]

Reining in Anger

Posted: 31st July 2008 by Barb in Anger, Choices, Forgiveness

“If you kick a stone in anger, you’ll hurt your own foot.” —Korean Proverb So many times when someone angers us, we spin ourselves into a place that may feel out of control. Some of us throw things, others kick and scream, and sometimes we are so mad we want to hurt the other person. […]

Anger Release

Posted: 15th January 2008 by Barb in Anger

“Anger is a signal, and one worth listening to.” —Harriet Lerner Human beings get angry. There are justified and unjustified reasons we become angry, but to deny that we are will never solve any issue. When any negative emotion is within us, it causes us to see that something is not right. We may label […]

Expectations

Posted: 16th December 2007 by Barb in Anger, Expectations, Relationships

“Anger always comes from frustrated expectations.” —Elliott Larson It is difficult to go into any situation having no expectations. When we enter into any relationship, whether it is work related or personal, we want certain things. But our expectations may be far off from those on the other side of the relationship. What’s especially difficult […]

Staying Open

Posted: 16th September 2007 by Barb in Anger, Breaking Down Walls, Growth, Pain

“When we close ourselves off from our friends, our fellow travelers, we block God’s path to us and through us. …When we close ourselves off from each other, we have destroyed the vital contribution we each need to make and to receive in order to nurture life.” —Karen Casey Not shutting down after being hurt […]

Dealing with Frustration

Posted: 14th August 2007 by Barb in Anger, Feelings, Uncategorized

“My recipe for dealing with anger and frustration: set the kitchen timer for twenty minutes, cry, rant, and rave, and at the sound of the bell, simmer down and go about business as usual.” —Phyllis Diller Frustration is something that we all have in our lives and how we deal with it is important for […]

Offer Blessings Not Curses

Posted: 27th June 2007 by Barb in Anger, Feelings, Peace, Resentment, Uncategorized

“Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.” —The Bible, Romans 12:14 When we are hurt by or angry with someone our first thought is usually to curse them. We want them to feel bad. Sometimes we would even like to tell them off. We want them to feel the pain that we […]

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” —Buddha It’s awfully difficult to let go of certain things when we get angry at someone, but we all know that when we hold on to it we are […]