Reframing Your Dark Side: Embracing Your Shadow Is Key to Genuine Mental Health

One of the major themes of this site is that “all emotions serve a valuable function in our lives.” This includes not just the positive, “feel good” aspects of our mind but also the negative, “feel bad” aspects of our … Continue reading

The Powerful Lesson “Inside Out” Teaches Us About Emotional Intelligence

Inside Out is one of the best children’s movies of 2015, but it also encompasses a powerful lesson that we can all learn about emotional intelligence. For those that don’t already know, “Inside Out” is the newest movie by animation … 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

How to Build Thick Skin and Stop Being So Sensitive

What does it mean to have “thick skin?” Usually, it means a person is able to take criticism, insults, and unpleasant information without getting too emotional and riled up about it. A person who doesn’t have thick skin can be … Continue reading