Remember that to put your identity in anything external can be faulty and it keeps you from ultimate happiness. Recognizing your illusions and questioning your shoulds clears the path for you to lead a more whole, and authentic life. And in the meantime you can learn to see the growing pains as gifts and to discover what really makes you happy.
Most regard their college years as their most formative, crediting library study sessions, awkward social events and end-of-the-year parties for the person they are today. For many, you just can't put a price tag on growing up.
Changing the way you talk to yourself changes everything. Here are steps we can take to teach our children to avoid falling into the trap of self-defeating inner criticism.
We spoke to some experts in order to find out more about the relationship between emotions and pain in specific areas of the body. Scroll through until you find the pain you've been experiencing to see what emotions might be causing the pain!
And that's how society started spreading the common myth that it takes 21 days to form a new habit (or 30 days or some other magic number). It's remarkable how often these timelines are quoted as statistical facts.
Adult relationships are plagued with misunderstandings. Somehow, in all this, a child's relationship with other important adults (grandparents, etc.) should not get sidelined.
Remember, setting boundaries isn't selfish. It builds self-esteem. But it usually takes encouragement to make yourself a priority and to persist.
Instead of using labels like 'crazy' to define a complex human being, these books present complicated characters who show us the nuances of mental illness.
I keep reading papers about cognitive theories and climate change that strike me as, by and large, "wildly optimistic." The trouble goes beyond making the salient effects of climate on the "other" real for "us." But the real other affected by climate change are those of future generations.
Requiring fast food restaurants like McDonald's to post calorie counts on menus sounds like a great way to educate consumers and help them make better...
Five years ago I was going into the second year of my undergrad at the University of Guelph. The semester was going well. I was living with friends an...
Did you work for a boss who said "Trust me!" and then went on to hurt you? When this happens, it is not only a sucker punch to the gut. It has lasting implications.
Some of Aurelius' most famous passages were written from outposts and battlefields as he sought to expand the Roman Empire. It was through these essays that he shared his thoughts on how to balance the conflict of real life with the values of philosophy. Here, you'll find a range of quotes from Marcus Aurelius on philosophy, habits, and life.
Non-sociopathic people feel guilt or shame for having induced suffering in other human beings, so how could the APA not feel guilt or shame about Jeffrey Lieberman and other psychiatrists conducting experiments that create psychotic symptoms and suffering? The answer to this question takes us to a very dark place.
I've learnt more since I quit my nine-to-five job to start my own business than in 10 years working in public relations. Like most entrepreneurs, I am an autodidact. I also surrounded myself with smart, successful people and learn as much as I can from them. Following my dreams has been a lesson in growth. Here are my top 10 life altering realizations
"But about a month before my friend Pammy died, she said something that may have permanently changed me. We had gone shopping for a dress for me to we...
Just hug. My Grandma died one year ago today. I don't believe anyone really truly dies, because I believe we are a spirit encapsulated in a physic...
Social apps could be the closest we will ever come to physically manifesting the ego. They are alternate universes and virtual worlds that exist in our minds where we can put our best foot forward publicly to show the most perfect version of ourselves.
The natural ability of a horse to accept, without judgment, anyone, including a soldier who had seen or done horrific things and, by so doing, express compassion and benevolent acknowledgement was another extraordinary gift that horses were capable of giving to humans.
Here are the six tips of what you can do to get yourself out of the habit of internalizing negative thought patterns. So that you can easily let go off negative thoughts whenever they hit you and feel happy again.