Emotions Stress and Health: Understanding our Emotions

We know emotions are there to motivate us through life; they are strange and powerful, affecting our minds, bodies and overall health. When we experience too much of a certain emotion we can become ill. Depression is a common illness and most everyday health issues are associated with stress, which as we all know can kill you!

Wherever you go in the world, our facial expressions and gestures are basically the same, conveying how we feel and the facial feedback hypothesis states that our faces not only give away our feelings, but also help in regulating them.

Emotions arise due to conscious experiences we are having, and they help us express how we feel about those experiences. But we can’t harness any of this until we fully understand it, and the more we discover, the more we find there is to learn.