There’s no question that certain behaviors are encouraged because they support mental and physical health. Like gratitude and compassion. But what about pride? Pride straddles the line between vice and virtue, healthy and unhealthy, and it’s a complicated and often contested attribute. Dictionaries themselves are no better, giving both positive and negative meanings to the word.[Read more…] about How To Spot Healthy From Unhealthy Pride
You might be surprised to hear that one of the best things you can do as a parent is to develop humility in your kids. The surprise comes because humility is grossly misunderstood. It conjures up images of a meek and unassuming child who eats alone in the school cafeteria and does not belong to any group of friends. And you don’t want your kid to be like that.
But genuine humility is not putting yourself down, being subservient all the time, and allowing people to walk all over you. By developing humility in your kids early in their lives, you are building their character and preparing them to meet the challenges and difficulties they will inevitably encounter, while appreciating the good that is given to them.[Read more…] about How to Develop Humility in Your Kids
The first big decision I had to make was choosing a course for college. Between high school graduation and the opening of classes, I had less than three months to pick one ( if you’re wondering why, it’s because I never gave it a thought until I had to) and my whole life ahead depended on my making the right choice.[Read more…] about How to Determine If You Made the Right Choice
Self-criticism to a certain extent is not bad. It encourages self-improvement and keeps your ego in check. But if you are inclined to be too self critical, you’re setting yourself up for depression, failure and a lot of unhappiness in the long run. If your inner voice constantly belittles you, you eventually become what you believe you are.[Read more…] about Are You Too Self Critical?
Bitterness is one of the worst things that can happen to a person. Like a cancer, it eats away at your soul, poisons your life, and slays your spirit. Yet, even as it continues its rabid destruction of the heart and mind, bitter people don’t recognize it and will not admit to being bitter.[Read more…] about Beyond Bitterness: How to Rid Yourself of Its Venom
Pack your bags or plan for a staycation! It’s going to be the hottest summer yet for our planet. Whatever you’ll be doing, summer self-care tips should be on top of your list, to ensure that you remain healthy and stress-free.[Read more…] about 6 Summer Self-Care Tips For The Body And Mind