Circles of Empathy: Why We Care About People To Different Degrees

The truth is: you don’t care about everyone equally. This may seem like plain commonsense to some people – but to others, this can be a frightening and uncomfortable realization. We often like to believe that we can exercise “universal … Continue reading

In Defense of Your Comfort Zone: Observing Your Sensitivity Threshold

In self improvement literature, there is a lot of talk about “going outside of your comfort zone.” Your “comfort zone” is typically seen as playing it safe. It’s when you choose comfort, familiarity, and security rather than novelty, risk-taking, and … Continue reading

How Asking Good Questions Can Make You Seem Like A Genius

Picture yourself in a classroom or at a meeting at work, and you want to impress your teacher or boss by showing them you are knowledgeable about a given topic or subject matter. Which do you think would make you … Continue reading

The Pragmatic Thinker: Keeping Our Beliefs Grounded in What Matters

We all have a philosophy about life whether we realize it or not. Your philosophy represents the beliefs you have about how the world works, as well as the values you strive to achieve and uphold. But philosophy isn’t just … Continue reading

5 Smart and Healthy Ways to Increase Your “Off Screen” Time

Laptops, cellphones, television, video games, movies, iPads, and tablets. Nowadays there is no end to the amount of visual distractions we face on a daily basis. While all of these technologies can greatly augment our lives, there is still a … Continue reading