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March 11th, 2018

Stress Tip #185: The Colors of Moods

Stress in the body can sometimes be obvious, as can emotions and thoughts. Less obvious but nonetheless present is our mood. Consider what might be meant by “mood.” How is it different from or similar to emotions? We could think of moods as less intense but pervasive emotions, like the overall tone in the background, something that is always there to some degree. We can recognize a mood when we call attention to it, but frequently it is so subtle that it goes unnoticed. Moods might color our thinking all the time at a subliminal level. We feel as if we are objective, but the truth may be less clear. Before we respond to a situation, we can pause and silently ask, “What is my mood right now? How would I label it? How could it color my perception and judgment?” Let the answers guide you to a more skillful response to the situation.

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March 11th, 2018

The Book and the Workshops

The 8-week series of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction sessions started on January 29, 2018, on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus, so stay tuned for the next round of sessions ( Ninety-minute refresher sessions are held on some first Saturdays.

Ease into Freedom: Keys to Reducing Stress and Unlocking Your Potential, a collection of the first 53 Stress Tips, is available from the author.