“Brain Drain” Exercise: How Stream-of-Consciousness Writing Can Help Over-Thinking

Do you commonly find yourself “over-thinking?” According to a recent poll I did on Twitter, an alarming 68% of people said that they “Often” find themselves over-thinking and 26% said they at least “Sometimes” find themselves over-thinking. Over-thinking can be … Continue reading

Why It’s Worth It To Pay The Costs of Being Yourself

“Being yourself” isn’t always easy. It means being honest about who you are – how you think, feel, and act – and sometimes that may turn people off. In this way, being yourself comes with costs. People will see you. … Continue reading

The 10 Best Self Improvement Articles of 2015

Here we are – another year of self improvement has passed! How did it go for you? This is always a great time of the year to step back and reflect a bit. Take a moment to ask yourself, “What … Continue reading

Radical Acceptance of Life’s Never-Ending Bullshit

One of the biggest traps in life is focusing too much on what we have no control over. Happiness, relationships, health, career, society – we crave control over all of these areas of our lives, yet our powers are limited. … Continue reading

Giving Ourselves Permission to Feel Bad

When we feel really bad about something and we look toward others for social support, what are we really searching for? Do we want them to give us positive advice and make us feel better about our situation, or do … Continue reading