“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

The Need for Healthy Dissent: Standing Out and Breaking the Spiral of Silence

Human beings are very social creatures and we often depend on social approval to feel liked and accepted. This is generally a good thing as this “desire for approval” is what allows us to create bonds with one another, cultivate … Continue reading

The Great Social Lie: How to Navigate Our World as a Liberated Man

Alan Watts was one of the most influential philosophers throughout the 20th century. He was a huge force in bringing Buddhism and Eastern philosophy into the West during the 1950s and 1960s, and spent much of his life drawing lessons … Continue reading

You’re Afraid of Negative Thinking – And It Makes You Weak!

One big indicator of mental health is not fearing any single thought you may have. It’s easy to become obsessed with our thoughts – especially what we consider “negative thinking.” We try to wrestle with these negative thoughts inside our … Continue reading

Self Improvement Is a Puzzle: We Need All the Pieces to Fit Together

Self improvement is a lot like a puzzle – it requires that we work on many different pieces in our lives and find a way to get them to all come together harmoniously. Focusing on one area in your life … Continue reading