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Video: Emotional Courage

Updated: Dec 5, 2018


"Life's beauty, is inseparable from it's fragility". In the following video, Harvard psychologist Susan David discusses emotional courage. She states, "Research on emotional suppression shows that when emotions are pushed aside or ignored, they get stronger. Psychologists call this amplification. Like that delicious chocolate cake in the refrigerator -- the more you try to ignore it ... the greater its hold on you." Click the video below to learn more about emotional suppression, anxiety, depression, stress, grief, our cultural norms which lead us away from emotional courage, and the benefits of turning back towards it. As Susan poignantly puts it, "Discomfort is the price of admission to a meaningful life".



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