LIFE Starts with Emotional Granularity
Emotions are fundamentally tied to human cognitions and behaviors. Yet, few people possess the crucial skill of naming their emotions. Research has found that the first step to addressing your emotions is to label them, for what’s called emotional granularity. The more specific you are, the more control you gain.
People who can get granular are less prone to maladaptive behaviors like binge drinking and aggression. They experience less severe anxiety and depression. They even are less reactive to rejection! (Kashdan, Barrett, McKnight, 2015)
That's why LIFE begins with this mood wheel. In the 1980’s, psychologist Robert Plutchik developed the Wheel of Emotions—8 core feelings of joy, anticipation, anger, disgust, sadness, surprise, fear, and trust. Just as colors on a color wheel can be mixed to form complex hues, so emotions can be mixed for deep nuance.
In creating LIFE, I discovered that Plutchik's theory was just one of many. Through exhaustive research, I created a proprietary Mood Wheel drawn from various luminaries and revamped for modern-day users. I apply this same care to all LIFE's features, bringing you a comprehensive picture.
After identifying your emotion, you'll find coping, problem-solving, and communication strategies to manage everyday issues in just minutes. LIFE brings proven academic studies from the lab to your pocket. Like a faithful friend and helping hand, you can take LIFE with you anytime, anywhere.
My LIFE goal is to help you know yourself better. Discern subtle mood changes; negotiate relationship solutions; make sensible decisions; love without pretense; lead by example. Live a fulfilling LIFE!