6 Inner Transformation Techniques to Reach Enlightenment

By | October 20th, 2016|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , |

If you are on a journey of inner transformation, these long-term techniques will help you look within yourself and achieve enlightenment. I’ve been torn between two ways of living for most of my adult life. One is the way of comfort, and the other is the life of searching for enlightenment. They are almost stark [...]

How the Power of Self-Acceptance Makes the World Fit around You

By | October 15th, 2016|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , |

Self-acceptance is the key to feeling more confident, valuable, acceptable and whole just as you are. We all feel the hot rush of shame from time to time, that flash of discomfort that makes us want to hide away and never face the world again. But when these thoughts keep recurring, or when our fear [...]

The Other Side of Humor: Why the Funniest People Are Often the Saddest

By | October 8th, 2016|Categories: Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

Have you ever noticed that the funniest people are often secretly sad? To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain and play with it. - Charlie Chaplin Comedians like Robin Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, Stephen Fry, Jim Carrey and Woody Allen are some of the funniest people we know. They make all of [...]

Why Striving for Meaning in Life Is More Important Than Striving for Happiness

By | September 27th, 2016|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Health, Self-Improvement, Uncommon Science|Tags: , |

Having a sense of purpose and meaning in life increases your happiness levels, studies reveal. If I look along my bookshelf, I notice a lot of volumes with the word ‘happy’ in the title. The study of happiness has boomed recently with books, webinars and courses designed to help us find this elusive emotion. However, [...]

That Little Voice in Your Head: The Difference Between Logic, Intuition, Spiritual Guide and Ego

By | September 25th, 2016|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Spirituality|Tags: , , , |

What is that little voice in your head? There are often situations when we make decisions using either our past experience, reason or heart's voice. Generally speaking, all situations should be resolved following a logical path, but life can give us complex situations that cannot always be logically changed. In certain circumstances, your heart has [...]

4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Feel Bad If You Don’t Fit In

By | September 17th, 2016|Categories: Food for thought, Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

Do you sometimes feel that you just don't fit in? I am happiest when I am slobbing around at home in scruffy jeans, reading a great novel, writing, spending time with my nearest and dearest or playing with my dogs. But sometimes, when I look at what others are doing: dressing up, going to parties, [...]

Feeling Bad Can Make You Smarter, Study Finds

By | September 10th, 2016|Categories: Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , |

Have you ever thought that feeling bad might, in fact, benefit you in some ways? Positive thinking is currently one of the most popular concepts in psychology, as it seems to promote a number of different effects, such as elevating some of the symptoms of mental illness. However, in a crushing discovery from a team [...]

Why Emotional Resilience, Not Happiness, Is the Opposite of Depression (and How to Build It)

By | September 8th, 2016|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Health, Self-Improvement, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

You might think that happiness is the opposite of depression, but it is not. It's emotional resilience and here is why. In hindsight, I have to say, it is rather obvious that they can’t be opposites. After all, opposites can’t follow that closely upon one another, can they? I mean, I can’t count the number [...]

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