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Emotional Flexibility: How to Hold *Everything* at Once

Emotional Flexibility

Emotional flexibility is about embracing the never-ending contradictions and cultivating your mind to hold everything at the same time.

Holding happiness, joy, and enthusiasm at the same time as anger, sadness and frustration provide us with resilience and a deeper understanding of life.

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Emotional Flexibility: How to Hold *Everything* at Once

Emotional Flexibility: How to Hold *Everything* at Once

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Emotional Roller Coaster

The modern world with all its beauty and ugliness provides a roller coaster-like emotional ride to us. These complex times keep throwing life events and news at us that demand extreme emotions, often almost at the same time.

Emotional Flexibility

Emotional flexibility is about embracing the never-ending contradictions and cultivating your mind to hold everything at the same time.

Holding happiness, joy, and enthusiasm at the same time as anger, sadness and frustration provide us with resilience and a deeper understanding of life.

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