Heraclitus of Ephesus, a Greek philosopher who lived between 530 and 470 BC, spoke about the importance of change. He stated that all things are in constant flux and in a state of “becoming”. He said: “We both step and do not step in the same rivers. We are and are not” – Heraclitus This has been widely interpreted to mean, “We can never step into the same river twice” because ...

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Self-help books tell us to ‘regulate’ our emotions, but what does this mean?  ‘Regulate’ is a synonym for ‘control’, so does this mean we should filter our emotions? Perhaps we should cherry-pick the positive emotions and cast aside the uncomfortable ones?   Not exactly. If someone is good at ‘emotion regulation’, this means they can identify the full range of emotions. These people are willing to acknowledge, and work through, difficult ...

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