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

Creating Boundaries Between You and Your Bad Habits

Willpower is an important aspect of changing ourselves for the better, but it can only get us so far. The truth is you only have a certain amount of willpower you can use throughout the course of your day. But … Continue reading

The Mindbus Technique: A Visualization for Defusing Negative Thoughts

The mindbus technique is an exercise often practiced in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The basic idea is to imagine yourself as the driver of a “mindbus” and to imagine your thoughts as passengers riding this bus with you. This … Continue reading

5 Scientifically Proven Benefits From Playing Video Games

Video games can often be a subject of controversy in psychology. One of the biggest criticisms against video games is the idea that they can desensitize people (especially children) to violence, and thus lead to more aggressive and antisocial behavior … Continue reading

5 Reasons to Calm Down Your Analytical Mind

Our “analytical mind” is the thinking part of our brains. It mostly takes place in the prefrontal cortex, which is associated with complex decision-making, problem solving, critical thinking, and self-monitoring. Basically, it’s the part of our brains that makes us … Continue reading