5 Fundamental Pillars for Building a Meaningful and Purposeful Life

We all crave meaning and purpose in our lives, but many of us have difficulty finding it. Often times without meaning, we can fall into a “nihilistic trap” of thinking nothing in our life really matters and we are just … 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

How to Communicate Your Feelings Without Becoming an Emotional Manipulator

It’s important to be open and honest when you communicate your feelings to others, but we also have to be careful not to turn ourselves into “emotional manipulators.” Too often we believe that merely speaking our feelings (“That makes me … Continue reading

Why Asking “What’s My Duty?” Is More Important Than “What’s My Passion?”

When you first become interested in learning more about “happiness” or “success,” it’s easy to fall for the whole “follow your passion” mantra that has become so popular these days. “Discover your passion. Do what you love. Follow your dreams.” … Continue reading

3 Games People Play to Avoid Taking Responsibility

We often play many games between ourselves and others. But by “games” I don’t mean sports, or video games, or board games. Instead “games” are a form of dishonest communication – usually with ulterior motives involved. In Eric Berne’s influential … Continue reading