Trainer Tip: If you are feeling anger, you are experiencing an unmet need. When you recognize it as a warning signal, it can be a life-serving tool. Trainer Tip Act nothing in a furious passion. It’s putting to sea in a storm. —Thomas Fuller, M.D. If you are feeling anger, you are experiencing an unmet need. When you recognize it as a warning signal, it can be a life-serving tool. There is no hard and fast rule that we must instantly react to our anger. Nor is there a statute of limitations on expressing it. So, rather than react to your anger immediately, take the time to examine it and to discover your unmet need embodied in the judgment that is creating the anger. When you do this, you will have a much greater opportunity to resolve the situation in ways that are satisfying to everyone involved. See your anger as a warning signal that you have an unmet need today and resist acting immediately. This trainer tip is an excerpt from Mary Mackenzie's book Peaceful Living, available from PuddleDancer Press.