Based on books, Personal development, Self-awareness

How to Become a Good little Masochist – 3 Ways to Develop Willingness

Most of us assume our levels of willingness are higher than they are in actuality. Truly, much of the time levels are selective at best. However, willingness is tremendously important to a life well lived.  Or as Mark Manson puts it: “Everything ...
Based on books, Personal development, Psychology

10 Things you Need to Know about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

In terms of approaches to dealing with the unbearable suffering of being alive, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy offers a refreshingly pragmatic solution.  As distinct from other forms of therapy that encourage you to question the validity of your negative thoughts, ...
Based on books, Personal development, Productivity, Self-awareness

3 Counter-intuitive things that Help you Maintain a Competitive Edge

Don’t listen to all the naysayers out there: we all need to maintain a competitive edge if we are going to survive in this dog-eat-dog world. Anyone that tells you otherwise has probably just given up.  That job, career, house, ...
Based on books, Personal development, Psychology, Self-awareness, Spirituality

3 Things You Might Need to Teach Yourself if You Had a Narcissistic Parent

In the interests of transparency (and avoiding a slap in the face), I do not have a narcissistic parent. But just like the rest of us, I have experienced narcissistic individuals. Plus, I know a woman that has a narcissistic ...
Based on books, Psychology, Recommended Books, Self-awareness, Spirituality

5 Energy Experiments that Prove Reality is Malleable

Ever done an energy experiment?  If no, you’re going to love this! Hopefully.  Energy experiments first appeared on my radar after I read Pam Grout’s New York Times bestselling book, E-squared. The book, which reads like a lab manual, presents simple experiments ...
Based on books, Personal development, Personal Development articles, Recommended Books, Self-awareness

8 Lessons in Ego Management (from Ryan’s Holiday’s Ego is the Enemy)

If you ever feel like you get in your own way, then you’d enjoy Ryan Holiday’s latest book, Ego is the Enemy: The Fight to Master Our Greatest Opponent.  In signature style, Holiday weaves in anecdotal evidence from great figures from history, ...
Based on books, Personal development, Psychology, Self-awareness

The Real Value in Owning our Introversion and Extraversion

Do we really have natural set-points of introversion and extraversion? More importantly, is it a useful way of looking at ourselves and other people? Or are Carl Jung’s categories irrelevant, crusty and outdated? Here is a brief expo on the latest thinking ...
Based on books, Personal development, Psychology, Self-awareness

How to stop being Miserably Oversensitive – 5 Insights from Paramahansa Yogananda

Paramahansa Yogananda was an Indian yogi and guru who introduced millions of westerners to the teachings of meditation and Kriya Yoga through his book, Autobiography of a Yogi. I’ve been reading one of his other books, Journey to Self-Realization. It is ...
Based on books, Longevity, Self-awareness, Spirituality

Why we need to Calm Down to Wake Up – the Nervousness/Awareness link

Nervousness has been described as the disease of our civilization. (By Paramahansa Yogananda in case you’re interested. In his rather thought-provoking book, Journey to Self-Realization).  Take a look around and you’ll see the great Yogi is right.  A lot of ...