You’re in a friendly, normal conversation with another person. Everything is going well until – BAM! Your blood pressure is rising, you’re starting to hyperventilate, and you have the distinct urge to strangle the other person. Even though the other person made a blasé passing comment, you find yourself trying to prevent yourself from screaming […]
The human mind is complex, powerful and extraordinary. Despite its intricate beauty, the mind can also be a source of great suffering. In particular, our thoughts, beliefs, ideals and attachments create the majority of our unhappiness and discontentment in life. As a result of believing and identifying with our thoughts, we often experience problems such as anxiety, stress, depression, low-self esteem, personality disorders and mental illnesses.
Did you know that the word “psychology” can be traced back to ancient Grecian word psukhē (psyche) and originally meant “the study of the soul”?
In this category, you will learn about your own psychology. We also give you many tools that will help you to understand and alleviate your mental suffering.
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Are you trapped in the maddening cycle of fearing failure … but also fearing success? Most of us are familiar with the feeling of lurking dread that accompanies fearing failure. The feeling of rejection and inadequacy that comes with being turned down or losing an opportunity is understandably extremely nerve-wracking. But what about the fear […]
We all generally prefer to see ourselves as smart, generous, kind, patient, and forgiving people most of the time. But the truth is that we aren’t. Life isn’t ideal. We aren’t perfect. We simply cannot be nice and ‘good’ 100% of the time. If we’re honest with ourselves, we actually have some pretty scary and […]
“Shame on you!” How many times did you hear those words as a child? As children, our teachers would shame us for doing something naughty in class, just as our parents and peer group would occasionally shame us – sometimes intentionally, sometimes unintentionally. The experience certainly wasn’t pleasant, but the shame was temporary and it quickly […]
At some point or another we’ve all heard these words before: “Suck it up princess!” “Be a man!” “Stop being a cry-baby,” “Get over it,” “Stop being so sensitive,” “Get thicker skin!” While these words were likely spoken without consciously intending us long-term harm, they nevertheless point to a common and undeniably tragic truth in […]