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feeling amused

feeling abandoned
feeling able
abused... feeling abused
feeling accepted,.. finding acceptance
feeling adequate
feeling afraid
feeling agreeable
feeling altruistic
feeling amused
feeling anguished
feeling animated
feeling apologetic
feeling assured
feeling audacious
feeling available
feeling avoidant
feeling aware

nowhere within the emotional feelings network of sites is any opportunity for me to make any profit from any of the 28 + sites within this network. this network of sites has been put together as a personal mission to help others by informing those who need information concerning mental health, eating disorders, lifestyle factors, and every other topic listed within.

navigational hint: all underlined link words open up a new window instead of changing your present one, taking you to another site within the emotional feelings network of sites - or to another site referencing the underlined link word!

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Welcome to more emotional feelings website!
emotional feelings is the home site for the emotional feelings network of sites!

If you're trying to find personal growth, an avenue to get to know yourself or recovering from something... you'll find that there are many "connections" along your journey.
It's all the "connections" that you find, that cause a spark to be ignited within you that will carry you along when the going gets tougher.
I've made it easier for you by including connecting underlined link words throughout the 28 sites of the emotional feelings network of sites! Look for "connections" & you'll find them, more & more often. Be aware, mindful & grateful when you find them!

  It's very important that you visit the page: keeping in touch!
Reason being: If you're here because you're searching for an answer to your feelings of dissatisfaction, unhappiness, feeling sick, or just general feelings of misery in your life - you need to find a volunteer opportunity that you feel comfortable with.
For a life changing listen - click here - it's truly life changing and something we all need to listen to. It does take some time to listen to Randy Pausch's Last Lecture, but you won't regret it.
You can help yourself by helping others. You might not think so; but it's true. Find something you can do to help some worthy causes. "Keeping in Touch" will show you some important causes that need you!
Why not just click here now to get it over with! So even if you leave this site after finding some information concerning an emotion or feeling... you'll also leave with the seed of thought concerning volunteer work that might produce some results bringing you a sense of accomplishment & find yourself feeling better!

Your dictionary definition of:

verb (used with object), a·mused, a·mus·ing.


to hold the attention of (someone) pleasantly; entertain or divert in an enjoyable or cheerful manner: She amused the guests with witty conversation.

2. to cause mirth, laughter, or the like, in: The comedian amused the audience with a steady stream of jokes.

a quick background on me....

5 years ago I was diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorderdepression & I was also experiencing an eating disorder that no one knew anything about; night eating.
While I was miserable in experiencing all the symptoms of post traumatic stress, an anxiety disorder & depression - which often accompanies anxiety disorders; I was overjoyed in finally finding out what was wrong with me!

Why would someone spend 1000's of hours designing & keeping up these websites to offer free information to others?

I have to reply - "You're absolutely right! It does take many, many hours each day to work on these sites. I'm a mother, a wife & an individual who has tons of personal work to do as well as the usual family responsibilities!

visit anxieties 101 by clicking here!

How would I find the time? I knew that if I made the commitment to myself to keep up these sites... I would HAVE to do it....
Why do I do it? I use the opportunity to combine my own recovery - personal growth journey with an important concept that I've made a commitment to:
"Helping yourself thru helping others..." 
I was so excited when after years of searching for the answer to my everyday question, "What's wrong with me?" that I felt determined to show others that if you don't quit & you know the path to take, you can find your answers as well!

connect the pics with the words...

My immediate concern at that time was "mental health." While I didn't know what was wrong with me, I did have one medical specialist tell me that my physical pain was due to a "mental problem."
I didn't quite understand it all, I was wallowing in many different symptoms of mental illness like panic attacks, severe anxiety & finally my eating disorder symptoms of waking up numerous times in the night to eat.
Just as you may have seen recently on either public service television commercials for depression or in your doctor's office waiting room; mental illness can manifest itself in physical symptoms that include many sources of discomfort. I was also experiencing the symptoms of "irritable bowel syndrome," that had started early on in my life. So I'll start with the mental health site that now exists within the network:

i've made this cake! it's delicious!

I've reached a point in my own personal recovery & growth journey that I believe I can describe accurately most of the emotions & feelings within the emotional feelings network of sites without using any information from anyone else.
But since the ruination of the "extremely emotional" site - I had to stop & ask myself - remembering to be aware & mindful of what's happening in my present moment -
"Why did this happen to me?" (the unreasonable ruin of my site, of course!) 
or - Choosing to seek a positive return for a negative energy passing my way - what would the positive ramifications be of having to go through every single page of a network of 28+ sites to delete the links to my ruined site?
Geez... now that I think of it... I've asked myself that question quite a few times before... "Why did this happen to me?" & I searched & searched for an answer, wasting time & positive energy on something very simple... Life is what's happening. Just look to find the positive about it instead of the negative
This is what I am looking for now in all aspects of my life. I'm looking for the "positive" reasons things happen. I remember what I've learned from my past to be prepared to have to confront negativities with my re-gained "power & control" on my side now instead of the enemy; but I choose now to look upon the face of countenance instead of upheaval.
After pondering a few days on this subject, while going through every page of the emotional feelings site - here - to unlink all the emotion & feelings words "s" thru the end of the alphabet - I realized something magnificent.
"This is my opportunity to take the time to check ALL linked words to be sure they're being directed to the correct places. This is my opportunity to re-check spelling & grammar. This is my opportunity to try to express in my own words - the most meaningful knowledge I've recently acquired!
I'll write what I've learned about the whole cake, almost 6 years of growth - not just reveal a the first piece of the cake! - I still offer other author's works to explain situational inferences to emotions & feelings!
I'll try to the best of my ability to explain the importance of every emotion & feeling. I'm honored you chose the emotional feelings network of sites to visit!

Important notice:

is coming along.
it's the replacement site for extremely emotional!
thanks for your continued patience with me as it takes so long to re-establish all the underlined link words as well as building a new site!

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How to Wake Up & Smell the Roses
By Debbie Mandel
Intellectually, we know that everyday is a good day. We're well acquainted with the proverbs: the glass is half full instead of half empty & it could always be worse.
However, emotionally many of us just don’t feel that way.
According to the gardening calendar June is the month of roses heralding the balmy, sunny days of summer, ocean breezes, picnics & pine tree country weekends. So why don’t we feel that same sense of joyous, childhood wonder?
Instead we continue to worry, feel angry & victimized, or inhale an inexplicable, almost indescribable sadness. Never mind the cup being half-empty, many of us claim not to even hold a cup!

The reason for all this negativity can be explained by the question:
How often do we act on an urge to do something creative or fun?
Many of us don't surrender to a moment of pure, uninhibited joy. Sometimes we feel that others will criticize our ideas or our different ways of doing things.
We feel self-conscious as though everyone were evaluating us.
Some of us feel like we haven't succeeded materially or don't feel like whole individuals in the presence of others. Therefore we're greedy for compliments:
  • You look good.
  • You have an impressive house.
  • You have a great job.
  • You're a terrific person.

When we don't get them, we don’t measure up.

The first step towards perceiving & delighting in the little things is to become a whole person. That means we don't need anyone to complete us & validate us.

Wholeness means having:

It's easier to discover happiness all around us when we feel complete & in balance. Zen philosophy claims that enlightenment is contained in a single flower because when we appreciate a blossom, we've become spiritual & focused. We've found happiness in nature & in our own nature.

The following are specific suggestions to help us smell the roses. I've tried each one personally to make sure that they all work.

  • Take a brisk, early morning walk in spring & summer when the streets are quieter than usual, so you can hear the birds, smell the fragrances & feel the fresh air on your skin. If you have a backyard, sit quietly in the early morning light. Absorb the beauty that is around you.

  • When you meet people during the course of your day, say good things. Instead of complaining, commenting: how annoying the weather is, how bad the restaurant is, how lazy your family is, how rotten you're feeling, etc., try to make others feel good about themselves.

When you utter cheerful comments, others become energized & that energy returns to you.

  • Dress to suit yourself. Mix & match clothes that express who you are today. Wear colors that make you feel uplifted or relaxed. Treat yourself periodically to new accessories to feel special; give yourself these gifts.

In fact, find an accessory that expresses who you are - that people can identify with you. It could be as simple as a fragrance which is unique to you or an animal necklace that you always wear. The animal represents you - who you are or who you'd like to be.

  • Exercise to the point of being in the flow. Moving as one complete unit mind & body - effortlessly generates happiness & inspiration. We're more receptive of intuitive signals similar to a moving meditation.

  • Eat slowly. You don't need a fancy, expensive dental contraption to help you eat slowly. Create an attractive place setting & use a small spoon & fork. Chew your food slowly. Really taste the flavors & sense the different textures. Don't eat; dine.

  • Laugh about your shortcomings. You don't need to take yourself so seriously. If you're developing your self-esteem, then you can be amused by your own nature.

  • Hold yourself accountable for your choices. Don't give away your power.

  • Stay focused & interested in whatever you're doing. Do it with complete attention & care.

  • Realize that you possess nothing:



a house


a car

When you make peace with this thought, you release yourself from bondage. You can never lose what you don't possess. Everything is a loan.

Amusement Reduces Stress
By Gini Grey
What makes you smile inside & out, tickles your funny bone & brings you to bursts of laughter?
We all know the benefits of laughter. It gets our energy flowing, massages our internal organs, boosts our immune system & most important, feels wonderful.
So what gets in the way of being amused more often? Why don’t we see the humor in everything instead of being easily irritated, annoyed, or frustrated?
One of the best ways to reduce stress is to increase amusement.

We don’t need something funny to happen to feel amused inside. People who breeze thru life, slough off problems with ease & accept life’s ups & downs with a chuckle are living in a state of amusement.
Just as the endless blue sky lies behind every cloud, a blanket of lightness lies behind each of our thoughts, perceptions & feelings. All we have to do is tune into it & turn up the volume.

Imagine what your life would be like if you approached each day, each person, each task & each problem from a lighter amused state. Would you enjoy your day more, relate better with others, move thru your work easier & find more creative solutions?

You bet! And now imagine the ripple effect this would have on your relationships, family, work & beyond.

Answer the following questions to see how amused you are:

  • What is your default mood - the state of being you tend to live in on a regular basis?
  • Do you operate from a stance of anger, depression, joy, victim-hood, amusement, peacefulness, fear or what?
  • If you’re not sure, ask yourself how your friends & family would generally describe you as this may give you an indication.
  • Is this the default state you want?
  • If not, what would you choose?
  • Who or what controls your state or mood?
  • Is it dependent on others around you, circumstance or do you bring forth your own true self no matter what is going on around you?
  • What gets in the way of you being amused more often?
  • What would you have to let go of in order to lighten up?
  • What would you have to accept?
  • What would your life be like if you had more amusement?

Apply these tips into your life to enhance your amusement:

  • Many people are offended by many things & all this does is put them in a bad mood. You can choose to be amused instead of offended. The next time you're about to judge something or someone (including yourself) ask yourself how you want to feel. Then ask how you can view this person or situation in order to feel this way.

    * Practice being in a state of amusement – it is a simple flow of energy that you can control. Imagine turning up a dial for amusement in your body. Let the energy of amusement vibrate thru your whole body, inside & out. Imagine all of your cells are laughing with each other. Notice how you feel when you do this.

    * Each day when you wake up set your intention to go through the day in a state of amusement. If you find yourself getting off track into negativity, focus on the feeling of amusement again. If you need to, think of something funny to jump start this flow & let it grow from there. Notice how your life changes when you operate from a place of amusement.

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