MOTIVATION

“How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb? Just one. But the light bulb has to really want to change.” In my therapy practice I encounter lots of people who are not motivated to change a… Read More

BITTERNESS

Poorly managed stress can lead to early-onset memory loss and even dementia. This claim is not a mere opinion. It is factual, and it is based on reliable research. If you wish to live a long and happy… Read More

OVERTHINKING

Thought patterns. What are they, and why should we think about them? Well, the reason is not hard to understand. The way we think has a huge impact on our behavior and our emotions, and it can make… Read More

Why The Drama?

In the last twenty or thirty years, the meaning of the word, “drama” has come to include something that has nothing to do with stories. It seems that some pop star in the last few decades started using… Read More

Texting

Several years ago, long after texting had become the preferred way for some people to exchange words, some genius from some magazine wrote in praise of texting, saying, “At least people are communicating.” No kidding? Texting is communicating?… Read More

Self-Discipline

If we agree that self-discipline is a virtue, and that we benefit from exercising it, this article may be of interest. The reason for writing about it is that it often seems to be missing in people who… Read More

Fantasy

We, the members of the human race, have always loved stories. In fact, the people of every culture, going as far back as we care to go, have created myths and legends about good guys and bad guys,… Read More

Hard Things

Big business provides millions of people with good jobs and benefits, and it rewards invention and innovation, which is often good for the world. However, big business does have its dark side. There are many facets to this… Read More

What Is Wisdom?

A lot of human suffering can result from holding distorted beliefs, and taking foolish actions and decisions. That is to say, impulsiveness, selfishness, ignorance, obsession with having fun, impatience and so much more. An abundance of those kinds… Read More

Silence the Inner Critic

People who suffer from emotional troubles such as depression, anxiety and low self-esteem tend to have negative thoughts about nearly everything, including themselves. They say that from their early youth, influential people have been critical and negative toward… Read More