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5 Ways To Quiet The Mind When You Feel Intense Anxiety

stress

Nothing destroys our ability to “go with the flow” like worry and anxiety. For me, when anxiety creeps in, it takes up residence inside my head and makes itself totally comfy there. It tells me that I am likely to fail, that something bad will happen, that others don’t like me. RELATED: 6 Negative Thoughts that are Not Letting You ... Read More »

Why Being Vulnerable Is Your Greatest Asset In Life

vulnerability

We equate vulnerability with being naive, gullible and worst of all, weak.  All throughout our lives, we are taught that the opposite state of being is not only preferable, but virtuous. Being guarded, protected and insusceptible to the whims of life is praised not only as a virtue, but as the emotional and mental ‘ideal’ in our society.  After all, ... Read More »

Avoid These 6 Mental Traps That Could Ruin Your Life

be yourself

You’re hopeless, not good enough, and burdensome. Nothing will ever go well, everyone is always better than you, you’ll never be perfect. You want to be liked, but you’re unlovable, and a failure at life. Sound familiar? To the majority of people this language does. Mental traps serve as the rusty cogs that continue the mechanic cycles of pain and ... Read More »

Compassion – Born Gift Or Developed Skill?

compassion

People show compassion when they observe or hear about  someone else’s suffering or distress, and either have a desire to help, or take action to lessen the suffering. For example, your compassion for the homeless or the poverty-stricken motivates you to get up early, collect and hand out blankets or food parcels at a homeless shelter. In other words, the ... Read More »

10 Life Changing Books Everyone MUST Read

reading a book

Don’t you just wish sometimes that life came with instructions book? Or at least something that would help you learn the hidden secrets of learning, communication and even living? Did you know that if you treat each day as if it’s going to be your last, you’ll begin to appreciate life much more and will be much happier? After doing ... Read More »

9 Ways to Stop Absorbing People’s Negative Emotions

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Emotions such as fear, anger, frustration, and sadness are energies. And you can potentially ‘catch’ these energies from people without realizing it. If you tend to be an emotional sponge, it’s vital to know how to avoid taking on an individual’s negative emotions, or even how to deflect the free-floating negativities in crowds. Related: 6 Negative Beliefs that are Not ... Read More »

Can You Guess What These NYC Subway Riders Are Reading?

Can You Guess What These NYC Subway Riders Are Reading?

In the modern world of iPads, Kindles, and other tech gadgets, it’s rare to see people reading physical books these days. But not these NYC subway riders. They say don’t judge the book by its cover, and that also applies to people. Sometimes we jump too quick to conclusions. Try this. Could you guess what book these riders are reading? ... Read More »

7 Internal Laws Of Life We All Follow

internal laws

No matter how old you are, the country you live in, people around you, it seems like there are underlying laws of life that are implanted in us that we all seem to follow. 1. Thoughts become reality All what we are is the result of what we think about ourselves. If a man speaks or acts with evil thoughts, ... Read More »

How To Stop Overthinking and Quiet The Mind

thinking

All of us get caught up in thoughts instead of enjoying present moment. Either you can’t stop thinking about what you said to your loved one you wish you could take back, or maybe stressing about some event that is coming up, playing out different scenarios… Whatever the case might be, we worry and think way too much sometimes, but ... Read More »

How To Trust Again

holding a heart

“Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.” – Stephen Covey Most of us would agree to this statement. But I bet you have felt like your trust has been compromised at some point in life. Needless to say, these experiences can be very painful. Perhaps we’re ... Read More »