Based on books, Love and Relationships, Self-awareness

‘The Best Thing you can Possibly do with your Life is Tackle the Motherfucking Shit out of Love’ and Other Life Advice from Sugar (a.k.a Author Cheryl Strayed)

In terms of life advice, the Dear Sugar section of Rumpus.com, a column once written anonymously by author Cheryl Strayed, was tough to beat. I say ‘was’ because sadly, the column doesn’t exist anymore (it stopped in 2012). But luckily, its wisdom ...
Based on books, Personal development, Productivity, Psychology, Self-awareness

How to Go Deeper with your Thinking (the Rules of Deep Work according to Cal Newport)

Eternally fighting a losing battle with continuous partial attention at work? Find yourself ‘just checking email’ whenever you’re waiting at traffic lights for longer than a few seconds? It seems like every week, someone is warning us about the ‘myth of ...
Based on books, Love and Relationships, Personal development, Self-awareness

How to Sustain Intimacy in LTRs – a Neuroscience Perspective

This article about intimacy is based on information from a Webinar delivered by Mona Fishbane, PhD, as part of Sound True’s Neuroscience Training Summit. She offers a realistic, and ultimately hopeful account of how to develop, repair and nurture intimacy in ...
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 ...