Articles in the category Deeper Thinking

9 Lessons You Won’t Learn In The Classroom

Finishing school is probably the first serious milestone a lot of people set as a goal. Going through two decades of education is no piece of cake, hence why graduations are some of the most exciting and anticipated events in life. Once you do graduate though, you will probably appreciate all the prodding, strictness, and […]

Using Self-Care to Overcome Codependency

There is a series on Netflix now called Love, that is a Jude Apatow romantic comedy about a socially awkward man in his 30s trying to date a smart, successful, and beautiful woman in her 30s, who also happens to be a recovering sex and alcohol addict. I’ll admit that some parts of this show […]

13 Tips to Manage Your Fearful and Obsessive Thoughts

There are times that we encounter fearful thoughts that can be difficult to manage. For some people, the more they try to get rid of the thoughts, the stronger the thoughts become and the more difficult they become to manage. Here is a list of techniques that you can use to help manage your fearful […]

Practicing Mindfulness and Acceptance Within Gender Identity

Trans and gender-expansive individuals face depression, anxiety and other mental health issues at alarmingly high rates. This tragic reality stems from the distress caused by society’s oppression and lack of acceptance of gender non-conforming individuals.

Providing Healthy Spaces for Students in the Aftermath of a Shooting

Since the massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999 ushered in the modern era of shootings on campuses, more than 187,000 students from nearly 200 grade schools have been shaken by gunfire during class hours, according to an analysis by The Washington Post. The tally includes at least 130 killed and 254 wounded […]

15 Podcasts to Listen to If You Want to Develop Resilience

Coming face-to-face with different kinds of problems is a regular part of life that you often have no control over. What you can control is your reaction to these situations. It is important to keep everything in perspective and try your best to bounce back from the difficult times. The difference between a person who […]

Can Vulnerability Strengthen Your Relationship?

Most people fear vulnerability. We open ourselves up to disappointment, hurt, pain and rejection. Vulnerability also makes us look weak and needy, or worse, desperate and pathetic! We always want to portray ourselves as strong and independent, capable of being happy and successful even without a man (or woman) by our side. And there’s nothing […]

Healthy Boundaries You Should Set in Your Relationship

Healthy boundaries in your relationship are the limits you set on what is and is not acceptable behavior from your partner. They pave the way to mutual respect, understanding, support, and caring – essential elements for strong and enduring love. On the other hand, weak or nonexistent boundaries open you up to exploitation, abuse, hurt, […]

5 Lifestyle Changes You Need to Cope With Anxiety Disorder

We all have our fears and phobias. And often instead of battling them we hide from inconveniences and do our best to avoid unpleasant things. However, fighting anxiety isn’t about staying in a comfort zone. Anxiety can twist and turn your way of life and you need to change your lifestyle to put a stop […]

How to Recognize and Stop Passive Aggressive Behavior Before It Destroys You

You may have heard of passive-aggressive behavior but have only a vague concept of it. It’s a personality disorder characterized by subtle and covert negative acts to show defiance to requests and demands, but avoid direct confrontation. In the long-term, like all disorders, it has a destructive effect on our personal relationships, our careers and […]

13 Tips to Overcome the Fear of Loneliness in Your Life

Sometime or another we will experience a time when we are alone. Some people fear being alone for various reasons. The first step is to become comfortable with yourself and having the self-confidence that you will be able to manage being alone. There is nothing wrong with being alone. If being alone bothers you then […]

What Samurai Philosophy Can Teach You About Modern Life Part 2

This is the second part of our Samurai philosophy series. See Part One: What Samurai Philosophy Can Teach You About Modern Life 1  The Samurai philosophy is composed of universal lessons and timeless truths to live by. It’s not surprising to see that they are as relevant now as they were then. But the abstruse and […]

Parenting: How Affection Raises Resilient Kids

Rarely do we hear about the need for affection in parenting. Yet, it is one trait in parents that means a lot to children and plays a big factor in the way they turn out on their journey to adulthood. How? For one thing, it helps raise resilient kids.

Growing Through Grief: About My Father

My father was a Vietnam veteran who suffered from PTSD. A part of me always grieves for him, for how he suffered and how his illness affected our family. And a part of me will always grieve for the little girl whose father came back from war a stranger, and for the relationship we never […]

Are You Sabotaging Your Own Life?

You may be on a path to self-sabotage without knowing it. Dictionaries define sabotage as willful acts of destroying something or someone so that it does not work or succeed. If your destructive actions are directed towards yourself, that’s self-sabotage. People resort to these types of behavior as coping mechanisms to deal with pressures or […]

Commitment Or Attachment in a Relationship: Don’t Confuse One With The Other

In a relationship, could you be confusing commitment with attachment? You’re proud of your commitment to your partner. So you don’t bail out when they’re abusive or unfaithful. You change your usual behavior and keep silent on your opinions so as not to anger them. You know in your heart that the relationship couldn’t have […]

10 Books to Help You Break Bad Habits

The problem with bad habits is they’re not easy to shake off. Ask the smoker, the overeater, the couch potato, or the social media addict. Bad habits can also be attitudes – negativism, procrastination, envy, etc. We all know that these types of behaviors can strain if not outright destroy relationships, at work and in […]

How to Turn Conflict Into a Personal Development Tool

Conflict conveys gloom and negativism, making it seem an unlikely medium as a personal development tool. That’s because our general concept of achieving personal growth is acquiring skills and cultivating attitudes through formal classes, life experiences, strategies and outlooks that are acceptable to society. But conflict, unwelcome as it is, does have its uses, if […]

Emotional Detachment in a Relationship: How to Make It Work for You

There is an art to emotional detachment in a relationship to make it work for you. On the one hand, when you constantly tune out your partner during a conflict, you’re slowly chipping away at the ties that bind your relationship, and you’re caught unawares when it finally crumbles like a sand castle. Then again, […]