- Explore the beautiful aspects of sadness, and understand why joy and sadness are one system — if you turn down sadness, you also turn down joy
- Learn about science-based strategies for working with difficult emotions and “stoking” joy, including: “name it to tame it,” breathing practices, recognizing emotions as impermanent, connecting with others, gratitude, and more.
- Understand the scientific concept of “proportionality” in the context of emotions and how this can help us distinguish sadness from depression
Just a comment about hatred, being on the opposite pole to love. Thank you for all your wisdom. It’s so helpful
Many many thanks to each one of you. I’m once again savoring this brilliant, beautiful, healing conversation…with profound perspectives, proportionality and warmhearted playfulness. Abundant joys to you Emiliana, Dacher, and Doug and Doug.
from a grateful heart.
thank you so much , so inspiring !
My gosh thank you! Much gratitude for this segment. The questions and responses were valuable and uplifting. Sharing their own humaness. I have come along way with depression and anxiety. Learning the differences of depression, sadness, and different anxieties is a relief and uplifting to know. I have more hope and skill set for myself. A better me = joy & sharing joy with others😁💃💞
Wow! Another informative, eye opening and heart opening interview! Thank you so much Doug, Emiliana and Dacher! This is one talk I will be listening to over and over again. There was so much in it. Thank you for your gifts and for inspiring and uplifting me!
Emiliana, thanks for encouraging someone who loves to share joy with even strangers…a bit of learning and thanks for Dacher encouraging to “gather the wisdom of cultural discourse” beyond my weekly meditation group. What a rich statement “tears mark this is sacred to me”, and recognizing our culture lacks tolerance for recognition. Indeed we need all those emotions and to name to tame.
Doug Abrams’ insightful and articulate interview style brought joy to us watching the intriguing session with Emiliana and Dacher.
Great take-out: talking with/to others about joyful moments, orienting to goodness, and keep the “ball rolling” of constant remembering and talking about joy in life. Let memories arise, share them and plan more moments of shared joy.
minute 44: “Sadness is grief proportionate to the loss. Depression is unproportionate to the loss.” It disables you to connect to others, to alleviate the sadness of loss. For an eventual “diagnosis”, check when sadness isolates one from friends& family, when you no longer share the sadness, it is depression, ergo needing psychotherapeutic support, professional or deep healing tutorship (spiritual guide).
I really did enjoy the session learn quite a bit I would like to go back and listen to this one a couple of times to really get things to sync and thank you and many blessings to you al
Wonderful discussion points and tips. Interesting limitations. Breathing, reframing. Severity and multitude of situations do challenge our abilities to stay regulating. A conversation worth revisiting and listening to.