Based on books, Personal development, Psychology, Self-awareness

The 8 Psychological Defense Mechanisms that Explain Why You Do That

At a basic level, psychological defense mechanisms are the lies we tell ourselves to avoid pain. It is difficult to overstate the importance of becoming aware of our own unique combo platters of PDMs. They shape our personalities in quite ...
Based on books, Creativity, Love and Relationships, Personal development, Productivity, Psychology, Self-awareness

The ‘Upper Limit Problem’

The upper limit problem is from Gay Hendricks’s book, The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level. It’s all about our tendency to self-sabotage during peak moments in our careers and relationships. Having upper ...
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 ...