The Power of Koans to Destroy Conceptual Thinking and Provoke Enlightenment

According to Zen philosophy, there are two sides of reality: the phenomenal one and the essential one. Our phenomenal reality is the one we are most familiar with. It consists of everything that we sense (what we see, hear, touch, … Continue reading

What Stands in the Way Becomes the Way: A New Perspective for Overcoming Obstacles

“What stands in the way becomes the way.” Marcus Aurelius Encountering new obstacles in life is inevitable. Whether it’s in our work, relationships, health, or personal goals, life is always changing – and with that brings new situations we too … Continue reading

Listen to Epic Movie Soundtracks to Pump Yourself Up and Get Inspired

A big part of self improvement is being smarter about your environment. In psychology terms, this means paying attention to the types of stimuli you’re feeding into your brain on a daily basis because they can have both a short-term … 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

7 Classic “Self Help” Books That You Can Read in Just One Sitting

Are you searching for a quick boost in motivation and inspiration but can’t seem to find it? Don’t worry, I’ve been there many times. As the great Zig Ziglar once said, “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither … Continue reading