Is Anger Useful?

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December 01, 2018

We’ve been taught to ignore, stifle, or just get over anger for many years — but what if we embraced it? It seems like most of us are feeling angry these days. But what if we took that emotion and instead of letting it eat us up, used it as fuel to do something, to actually help us feel better? Could anger be a useful emotion?

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December 01, 2018
August 03, 2019
Guests: 
Cristen Conger
Co-Founder and Host, "Unladylike"...
Caroline Ervin
Co-Host and Founder, "Unladylike"...
Richard Davidson
Director, Center for Healthy Minds
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August 02, 2019