Based on books, Personal development, 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 Or are Carl Jung’s categories irrelevant, crusty and outdated?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 ...
Based on books, Creativity, Personal development, Productivity, Psychology, Self-awareness, Spirituality

How to keep your Good Life Buckets overflowing (30 things)

Good Life Buckets is a simple framework created by entrepreneur and author Jonathan Fields, and outlined in his interesting book, How to Live A Good Life. The framework “offers a way to look at the life you’re living, quickly and easily ...
Based on books, Personal development, Self-awareness, Spirituality

David Hawkins’ Map of Consciousness – Crazy, or Crazy Insightful?

(Crazy insightful. I think.) Mapping human consciousness probably wasn’t Dr David Hawkins’ most humble endeavor. But the product of his work – the Map of Consciousness, detailing 17 stages of consciousness together with their energy ‘calibration values’ – is devastating in its ...
Based on books, Personal development, Psychology, Self-awareness

Building ‘the Good Life’ – does Lasting Happiness really Lie in Using our Strengths?

What if living ‘the good life’ was in fact, startlingly simple – and lasting happiness within reach of us all? According to psychologist and founder of the positive psychology movement, Martin Seligman, it is – and it is. In his ...