Organize Your Emotions

Executive coach and health/wellness coach trainer Margaret Moore and Harvard Medical School professor Edward Phillips, M.D., identify nine distinct biological parts of your personality (your Inner Family) which express your primary needs, drives, values, and capacities.  Based on the latest research as well as extensive work with their clients and patients, Moore and Phillips show you how to:

  • Decode your emotions
  • Bring your Inner Family into more harmony and balance
  • Discover untapped strengths
  • Call on your inner coach
  • Gain a calm perspective and self-mastery


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10 Lessons From the Book

Meet Your Inner Family

Transcendence, Benevolence, Peacemaker, Harmony, Gratitude, Meaning, Purpose, Wholeness, Congruence
Achievement, Contribution, Respect, To matter, To be valued, To be validated, To be heard, Acknowledgement, Justice, Fairness, Integrity
Love, Empathy, Support, Connection, Interdependence, Belonging, Community, Cooperation, Soothing
Openness, Sensory stimulation, Adventure, Wonder, Exploration, Discovery, Novelty, Challenge, Learning, Consumption, Risk
Clarity, Productivity, Reliability, Work, Problem-solving, Organization, Order
Authenticity, Individuality, Responsibility, Self-determination, Choice, Control, Freedom, Independence, Space
Physical survival, Safety, Sustenance, Security, Sleep, Relaxation, Exercise, Nutrition, Balance, Familiarity, Conservation, Health, Healing
Self-efficacy, Competence, Strength, Power, Protect, Competitive
Creativity, Beauty, Celebration, Flow, Play, Leisure, Humor, Self-expression, Procreation


Margaret Moore

Author Bio

Margaret is the founder and CEO of Wellcoaches Corporation, a leader in building international standards for professional coaches in health and wellness. She is co-founder and co-director of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and a faculty member of the Harvard University Extension School. She is co-author of the Harvard Health book Organize Your Mind, Organize Your Life. Meet Coach Meg's Inner Family.

Edward Phillips, MD

Author Bio

Edward is Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He has appeared on national media including Good Morning America, ESPN radio, and in Time Magazine.

John Hanc

Author Bio

John is a longtime journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Newsday, Smithsonian and other publications. He is associate professor of communications at New York Institute of Technology and the author or co-author of fourteen books, including the Harvard Health book Organize Your Mind, Organize Your Life.