Posts tagged anger
What Triggers You

After many years of self-reflection, I know that I am deeply triggered when someone cuts me off during a discussion. It has happened to me many times that I’ll be having a difficult conversation with someone. The person expresses his or her opinion and, right when I am about to respond, he or she says to me, “I don’t want to talk about it. I don’t want to hear what you have to say.”

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Never Waste A Good Trigger: How to Harness the Power of Discomfort

In 2014, I did my 200 hour yoga teacher training at YogaOne Studios in Houston, Texas.

It was a life changing experience because I was asked to step outside of my comfort zone into a new way of being. My teachers, Roger and Albina, led our group, The Incredibles, thru many different exercises designed to inspire us to examine our beliefs and actions.

For one week, we worked sun-up to sun-down. We were physically and emotionally exhausted. It was the perfect environment for us to be triggered. There were many moments where I found myself shutting down or breaking down into tears, some of which I had no real clue why.

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How To Regain Control of Yourself in An Argument

I could feel the anger taking over my body. 

It was like a furnace, once you turned it on, it was ready to burn. My face felt flushed and my fists balled up reactively, ready to strike at any moment. It took me a minute to find my voice, but once I did, molten lava spewed out, burning all caught in the crossfire. I felt like Black Mamba in Kill Bill when she went apeshit.

And then it happened.

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