Personal development, Psychology, Self-awareness

How to Stop being Excessively Positive by using Negative Reframing

We can kid ourselves otherwise, but there is a dark side to over-optimism. One that once noticed, can no longer go unnoticed. These dark sides may look different to those experienced by the more pessimistically inclined. But they’re equivalent. Optimism – ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...