Why You Pick Fights When You’re Stressed Out

Perspective rendering of a playing card with an illustration of a man boxing.

One moment you and your partner are discussing where to eat, and the next, you’re angrily defending your dietary choices. Does that sound familiar?   Or perhaps you’re embarrassed about how poorly you wrote that last report when your colleague says, “Great job.”   “You try writing 5000 words at midnight, genius!” you snap…before realizing they weren’t […]

Crying: A Natural Stress Buster (And Why It Makes Us Feel Better) 

Rendering of a playing card with an illustration of a man on his knees with hands in his face and tears around his face

Have you ever felt like laughing with relief after a solid sobbing session? Or “had a good cry” and felt better about that argument, mistake, or insult?  It turns out there’s a lot to be said for the simple act of crying. Many of us are taught that it’s a sign of weakness or something […]