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emotions & feelings

emotions & feelings
feeling abandoned
feeling accepted
feeling accountable
feeling affectionate
feeling aggressive
feeling ambivalent
feeling angry
feeling anxious
feeling appreciation, feeling appreciated
feeling arrogant
avoidance -feeling the need to "avoid" something
feeling awkward
feeling balanced
feeling close
feeling curious
feeling depressed
feeling disappointed
feeling excited
feeling like a failure
feeling fearful or afraid
feeling frustrated
feeling happy
feeling hate
feeling hostile, experiencing hostility
feeling impatient
feeling indifferent
feeling joyful
feeling lonely
feeling in love... feeling loved.... loving
needed - need
feeling negative
feeling obligated
feeling open
feeling optimistic
feeling positive
feeling rebellious
feeling restless...
feeling sad
needing understanding - wanting to understand
feeling wounded

maybe you watched the country music awards tonight...
nov. 7th - 2007
the eagles were a popular band when i was a teenager... they played tonight on the show...
here's one of their most popular songs that they played when i was where you are now...
see if you can feel any emotion from reading the words...
dang... that was almost a year ago... what are you feeling now?


Desperado, why don't you come to your senses?
You been out ridin' fences for so long now
Oh, you're a hard one
I know that you got your reasons
These things that are pleasin' you
Can hurt you somehow

Don't you draw the queen of diamonds, boy
She'll beat you if she's able
You know the queen of hearts is always your best bet

Now it seems to me, some fine things
Have been laid upon your table
But you only want the ones that you can't get

Desperado, oh, you ain't gettin' no younger
Your pain and your hunger, they're drivin' you home
And freedom, oh freedom well, that's just some people talkin'
Your prison is walking through this world all alone

Don't your feet get cold in the winter time?
The sky won't snow and the sun won't shine
It's hard to tell the night time from the day
You're losin' all your highs and lows
Ain't it funny how the feeling goes away?

Desperado, why don't you come to your senses?
Come down from your fences, open the gate
It may be rainin', but there's a rainbow above you
You better let somebody love you, before it's too late

feeling insecure?



  1. an affective state of consciousness in which joy, sorrow, fear, hate, or the like, is experienced, as distinguished from cognitive & volitional states of consciousness.

  2. any of the feelings of joy, sorrow, fear, hate, love, etc.

  3. any strong agitation of the feelings actuated by experiencing love, hate, fear, etc. & usually accompanied by certain physiological changes, as increased heartbeat or respiration & often overt manifestation, as crying or shaking.

  4. an instance of this.

  5. something that causes such a reaction: the powerful emotion of a great symphony.

emotionally disturbing...

v.   felt (fělt), feelˇing, feels

v.   tr.
    1. To perceive through the sense of touch: feel the velvety smoothness of a peach.
    2. To perceive as a physical sensation: feel a sharp pain; feel the cold.
    3. To touch.
    4. To examine by touching. See Synonyms at touch.
    5. To undergo the experience of: felt my interest rising; felt great joy.
    6. To be aware of; sense: felt the anger of the crowd.
    7. To be emotionally affected by: She still feels the loss of her dog.
    8. To be persuaded of (something) on the basis of intuition, emotion, or other indefinite grounds: I feel that what the informant says may well be true.
    9. To believe; think: She felt his answer to be evasive.
    1. To touch.
    2. To examine by touching. See Synonyms at touch.
    3. To undergo the experience of: felt my interest rising; felt great joy.
    4. To be aware of; sense: felt the anger of the crowd.
    5. To be emotionally affected by: She still feels the loss of her dog.
    6. To be persuaded of (something) on the basis of intuition, emotion, or other indefinite grounds: I feel that what the informant says may well be true.
    7. To believe; think: She felt his answer to be evasive.
  1. To test or explore with caution: feel one's way in a new job.
    1. To undergo the experience of: felt my interest rising; felt great joy.
    2. To be aware of; sense: felt the anger of the crowd.
    3. To be emotionally affected by: She still feels the loss of her dog.
    4. To be persuaded of (something) on the basis of intuition, emotion, or other indefinite grounds: I feel that what the informant says may well be true.
    5. To believe; think: She felt his answer to be evasive.
    1. To be persuaded of (something) on the basis of intuition, emotion, or other indefinite grounds: I feel that what the informant says may well be true.
    2. To believe; think: She felt his answer to be evasive.

v.   intr.
  1. To experience sensations of touch.
    1. To produce a particular sensation, especially through the sense of touch: The sheets felt smooth.
    2. To produce a particular impression; appear to be; seem: It feels good to be home. See Usage Note at well2.
  2. To be conscious of a specified kind or quality of physical, mental, or emotional state: felt warm and content; feels strongly about the election.
  3. To seek or explore something by the sense of touch: felt for the light switch in the dark.
  4. To have compassion or sympathy: I feel for him in his troubles.

  1. Perception by or as if by touch; sensation: a feel of autumn in the air.
  2. The sense of touch: a surface that is rough to the feel.
    1. An act or instance of touching or feeling.
    2. Vulgar An act or instance of sexual touching or fondling.
  3. The nature or quality of something as perceived by or as if by the sense of touch: "power steering that seems overassisted, eliminating road feel" (Mark Ginsburg).
  4. Overall impression or effect; atmosphere: "gives such disparate pictures . . . a crazily convincing documentary feel" (Stephen King).
  5. Intuitive awareness or natural ability: has a feel for decorating.

Emotional intelligence is the innate potential to feel, use, communicate, recognize, remember, learn from, manage and understand emotions.

it's always about how you feel...

Emotions & Life

As a teenager, you may be dealing with lots of emotional highs & lows. One minute you might feel great & the next you feel sad & tearful. This kind of shift in your moods is okay!

Your life is changing, just like your body. These mood swings aren't just hormones - you may be feeling a lot more pressure these days & you're still developing the skills you need to deal with that pressure. You may be facing added responsibilities at home, tougher grading policies in school & your friends may be changing.

As you grow older you'll develop the skills you need to manage stress, but for now, just remember you're in a tough spot & need all the support you can get. Reach out to adults & friends - there's always someone there who cares for you.

This section is devoted to issues involving emotions & relationships.


Being human is an emotional experience - we all have our moments of happiness, sadness, anger, depression, anxiety & a host of others feelings. How do we deal with those emotions? Why are some feelings harder to handle than others?


Like emotions, everyone has some sort of relationship with other people. Unless you are a castaway on an island, you interact with people everyday. Relationships with parents, friends & significant others (like a boyfriend or girlfriend) can be rewarding & also frustrating.

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Study: Why Teens Don't Care

By Sara Goudarzi, LiveScience Staff Writer

posted: 07 September 2006 05:33 pm ET

If you ever sense teenagers are not taking your feelings into account, it's probably because they're just incapable of doing so.

The area of the brain associated with higher-level thinking, empathy, and guilt is underused by teenagers, reports a new study. When considering an action, the teenage medial prefrontal cortex, located in front of the brain, doesn't get as much action as adults.

"Thinking strategies change with age," said Sarah-Jayne Blakemore of the University College London Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience.  "As you get older you use more or less the same brain network to make decisions about your actions as you did when you were a teenager, but the crucial difference is that the distribution of that brain activity shifts from the back of the brain (when you are a teenager) to the front (when you are an adult)."

Teen thinking

In the study, teens and adults were asked how they would react to certain situations. As they responded, researchers imaged their brains.

Although both adults and teens responded similarly to the questions, their brain activity differed. The medial prefrontal cortex was much more active in the adults than in the teens. However, the teenagers had much more activity in the superior temporal sulcus, the brain area involved in predicting future actions based on previous ones.

Adults were also much faster at figuring out how their actions would affect themselves and other people.

"We think that a teenager's judgment of what they would do in a given situation is driven by the simple question: 'What would I do?'" Blakemore said.  "Adults, on the other hand, ask: 'What would I do, given how I would feel and given how the people around me would feel as a result of my actions?'"

Developing sensitivity

Children start taking into account other people's feelings around the age of five. But the ability develops well beyond this age, the new research suggests.

And while some of this sensitivity could be the result of undeveloped regions in the brain, the experience that adults acquire from social interactions also plays an important role.

"Whatever the reasons, it is clear that teenagers are dealing with, not only massive hormonal shifts, but also substantial neural changes," Blakemore said. "These changes do not happen gradually and steadily between the ages of 0–18. They come on in great spurts and puberty is one of the most dramatic developmental stages."

The results of the study were presented today at the BA Festival of Science in the UK.

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Have You Forgotten?

I hear people saying we don't need this war

I say there's some things worth fighting for

What about our freedom and this piece of ground

We didn't get to keep 'em by backing down

They say we don't realize the mess we're getting in

Before you start your preaching let me ask you this my friend


Have you forgotten how it felt that day?

To see your homeland under fire

And her people blown away

Have you forgotten when those towers fell?

We had neighbors still inside going thru a living hell

And you say we shouldn't worry 'bout bin Laden

Have you forgotten?


They took all the footage off my T.V.

Said it's too disturbing for you and me

It'll just breed anger that's what the experts say

If it was up to me I'd show it everyday

Some say this country's just out looking for a fight

After 9/11 man I'd have to say that's right


I've been there with the soldiers

Who've gone away to war

And you can bet that they remember

Just what they're fighting for


Have you forgotten all the people killed?

Some went down like heros in that Pennsylvania field

Have you forgotten about our Pentagon?

All the loved ones that we lost and those left to carry on

Don't you tell me not to worry about bin Laden

Have you forgotten?


Have you forgotten?

Have you forgotten?

Darryl Worley/Wynn Varble, 2003 EMI Blackwood Music Inc./Hatley Creek Music/Warner-Tamerlane, Publishing Corp. (BMI)

Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem

Being a teen isn't always easy - a teen is somewhere between a child & an adult - & gets treated as both (usually at the wrong time). Adolescence is a time of physical, emotional, intellectual & social change.

With that change comes stress & anxiety - but most of these feelings change frequently. If a teen stays depressed or anxious for more than a few weeks, or even when there is not an obvious cause of the emotion - it's time to get help. Call a counselor or doctor for support - no one should deal with intense emotions alone.

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Surviving Puberty: Moods & Emotions

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Do you ever know what your mother or father are feeling?
How do their feelings affect your feelings & emotions?

sometimes Preston feels like making me mad

When I ask my son, Preston, who is 16 years old, "Preston... I need you to take out the trash, feed the dogs and give them water and then after they eat - take them out so they can go to the bathroom."
He will say, "Okay." Then he will go outside and start doing something else. He wants to prioritize and decide when he will do things on his own. This makes me feel very insignificant. I get angry with him for ignoring me.

Sometimes I feel like no one cares about what I think or want or need. I'm a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a woman who cares about other people and works on over 28 websites for others, and I'm an individual. Why do I need to be always doing things for others and I never have time for myself. Is that right?

preston making me mad

Do things like this happen in your house? Tell me about it! Send me an e-mail!

We all have our own emotions and feelings. We need to take the time to recognize that we're feeling something. This is called "being aware." Being aware is really important. It's a step in learning how to recognize your emotions and feelings, identify them and process them. We must all learn how to do this - even your parents - who may not know about this stuff at all.

you are breaking my heart...

If you search for tenderness
it isn't hard to find.
You can have the love you need to live.
But if you look for truthfulness
You might just as well be blind.
It always seems to be so hard to give.

Honesty is such a lonely word.
Everyone is so untrue.
Honesty is hardly ever heard.
And mostly what I need from you.

I can always find someone
to say they sympathize.
If I wear my heart out on my sleeve.
But I don't want some pretty face
to tell me pretty lies.
All I want is someone to believe.

Honesty is such a lonely word.
Everyone is so untrue.
Honesty is hardly ever heard.
And mostly what I need from you.

I can find a lover.
I can find a friend.
I can have security until the bitter end.
Anyone can comfort me
with promises again.
I know, I know.

When I'm deep inside of me
don't be too concerned.
I won't ask for nothin' while I'm gone.
But when I want sincerity
tell me where else can I turn.
Because you're the one I depend upon.

Honesty is such a lonely word.
Everyone is so untrue.
Honesty is hardly ever heard.
And mostly what I need from you.

billy joel

am i pregnant?


Most teenagers spend time thinking about their lives and all the changes that are happening (like growing six inches in a year or developing sexually). Plus: friends. School. Parents. Popularity. Looks. The future.

And then along comes cancer. At first it may feel like your life will never be the same. How will your friends react? Why are your parents being so weird?  How are you supposed to go out in public with NO HAIR?

The first thing to realize is that your life probably never will be exactly the way it was before. You will have changed. You will have grown up some. And, most likely, you will have settled into a “new normal,” which is the way your life is going to be during and after cancer treatment.

One thing you may really want and need is the support of your friends. Read about Danel, a high school student, and his friends. Click here for more on friends.

At SCCA and Children’s, there are lots of people around who can help you and your family with your feelings as you are going through cancer treatment. These people will probably stop by to see you, or you can ask to see them.

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One Reason Teens Respond Differently To The World: Immature Brain Circuitry

PBS / Frontline / Sarah Spinks

We used to think that teens respond differently to the world because of hormones, or attitude, or because they simply need independence. But when adolescents' brains are studied through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), we see that they actually work differently than adult brains.

At the McLean Hospital in Belmont, Mass., Deborah Yurgelun-Todd & a group of researchers have studied how adolescents perceive emotion as compared to adults. The scientists looked at the brains of 18 children between the ages of 10 & 18 & compared them to 16 adults using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

Both groups were shown pictures of adult faces & asked to identify the emotion on the faces. Using fMRI, the researchers could trace what part of the brain responded as subjects were asked to identify the expression depicted in the picture.

The results surprised the researchers. The adults correctly identified the expression as fear. Yet the teens answered "shocked, surprised, angry."

And the teens & adults used different parts of their brains to process what they were feeling. The teens mostly used the amygdala, a small almond shaped region that guides instinctual or "gut" reactions, while the adults relied on the frontal cortex, which governs reason & planning.

As the teens got older, the center of activity shifted more toward the frontal cortex & away from the cruder response of the amygdala.

Yurgelun-Todd, director of neuropsychology & cognitive neuroimaging at McLean Hospital believes the study goes partway to understanding why the teenage years seem so emotionally turbulent.

The teens seemed not only to be misreading the feelings on the adult's face, but they reacted strongly from an area deep inside the brain. The frontal cortex helped the adults distinguish fear from shock or surprise.

Often called the executive or CEO of the brain, the frontal cortex gives adults the ability to distinguish a subtlety of expression: "Was this really fear or was it surprise or shock?" For the teens, this area wasn't fully operating.

Reactions, rather than rational thought, come more from the amygdala, deep in the brain, than the frontal cortex, which led Yurgelun-Todd & other neuroscientists to suggest that an immature brain leads to impulsivity, or what researchers dub "risk-taking behavior."

Although it was known from animal studies & brain-injured people that the frontal cortex matures more slowly than other brain structures, it'as only been with the advent of functional MRI that researchers have been able to study brain activity in normal children.

The brain scans used in these studies are a valuable tool for researchers. Never before have scientists been able to develop data banks of normal, healthy children. Outlining the changes in normal function & development will help researchers determine the causes of psychiatric disorders that afflict children & adolescents.

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Feelings & Sex

  • Teens experienced more positive feelings after having sex than negative feelings.

  • Up to a 1/2 of all sexually experienced teens — guys and girls — said they felt used, guilty, or bad about themselves after having sex.

  • Boys were twice as likely as girls to feel more popular or good about themselves after having sex.

  • Boys were also 3 times as likely to report that their girlfriend got pregnant & 4 times as likely as girls to say they got a sexually transmitted infection.

  • Teens who had vaginal sex were more likely than teens that had oral sex to have positive feelings after sex.

  • Teens who had both vaginal & oral sex were more likely to report feeling pleasure & having stronger relationships as a result. This may be because teens in longer-term & more stable relationships were also having more types of sex.

  • Teens who had only oral sex were less likely to feel guilty or to feel used than teens who had vaginal sex. Teens who only had oral sex were also less likely to report getting in trouble with their parents or to have their relationships to get worse afterwards.

Sex Isn't the Only Answer

Dr. Halpern-Felsher thinks it's important for adults who teach sex-ed classes to acknowledge that sex feels good.

"One of the main findings is that sexual behavior, oral or vaginal, does have benefits to it. That's what teens are reporting to us & what we know as adults," she says.

"But separate from the benefits, the question is, is this the right time in your life to be engaging in an intimate act you may not be prepared for? There are other ways to experience intimacy & benefits that don't need to involve sexual behaviors. You also can get popular other ways."

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