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Personal Development Is For All Ages

When I first started exploring “personal development” I was 17 years old. Now I’m 22, and I imagine that personal development will be something that I continue to embark on until the day I die. From where I stand, I don’t see any reason to stop. There are always things to improve upon in one’s […]

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You Are Not Your Mental Disorder

Individuals should be cautious not to fully identify with their mental disorder. Instead, they should leave themselves open to expand themselves by creating new meaning in their lives.

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One Caveat To Every Piece of Personal Development Advice Ever

As someone who discusses, thinks, and writes about personal development on a daily basis, I occasionally worry about the people who may have tried out my advice and gotten poor results. In an indirect (but ultimately real) way, I am partly responsible for the pain I may have caused in people’s lives when they follow […]


This Is Just Who I Am

Often I hear people say the phrase “this is just who I am.” I find this idea to foster a very narrow sense of identity, and very often inhibit our personal development. Here are some reasons why.


Habits Matter

Our psychology and mental health is a two way street. Our internal states can affect our actions and habits, but our actions and habits can also affect our internal states. Studies have shown that changing our facial expression and posture can influence what we think and feel about our world. For example, in one study […]