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 offered a realistic, and ultimately hopeful account of how to develop, repair and nurture intimacy in ...
Personal development, Self-awareness, Spirituality

Does Pursuing our Desires really make us Happier? – 6 Better Ways to Follow your Bliss

Attachment to desire equals the root of all of mankind’s suffering, according to Buddhist teachings. But have you ever tried eliminating your desires? Probably not going to happen! And repressing desire isn’t the solution, either. Because we are all creatures of desire, ...
Love and Relationships, Personal development, Self-awareness, Spirituality

4 Hard-Hitting Truths about Infatuation that Everyone Needs to Understand

We’ve all at some time been held in the grips of infatuation, and/or of feeling very impressed with somebody. And infatuation is – by definition – an intense and short-lived experience. Nobody stays infatuated. Which is not to say that infatuation ...
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 ...
Love and Relationships, Personal development, Self-awareness

5 Things to Bear in Mind when Choosing a Life Partner (from Someone who Knows)

Choosing a life partner has a lot in common with buying a house. Both are high stake, difficult-to-reverse decisions. Things get a lot more straightforward when you are clear on what you value. And whatever you end up with, there ...
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, ...
Personal development, Productivity, Psychology, Self-awareness, Spirituality

Secrets to Being Satisfied with Less – the Best Bits from the Minimalism Documentary

I heard many good things about the Minimalism documentary (full title: Minimalism: a Documentary about the Important Things, currently available on Netflix). So what is it all about? The documentary primarily follows the Minimalists themselves, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemusthe, ...