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  • becoming wise

5 Telltale Signs You Are Becoming Wise (Even If It Doesn’t Feel This Way)

By |2018-12-03T23:10:10+03:00December 31st, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

Oscar Wilde wrote that ‘with age comes wisdom, but sometimes age comes alone’, so how do we know if we are becoming wise, or just becoming older? While age is a given, becoming wise is something we all strive for as we get older. Yet, it is difficult to know at times whether we are actually [...]

  • Self-Actualization

What Is Self-Actualization and How to Know If You Are Reaching It

By |2019-02-24T19:19:57+03:00December 30th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Anyone interested in the psychology of personality couldn’t have helped but notice a new buzzword recently – self-actualization. Self-actualization is the final goal of Albert Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. It is the realization of ones’ potential in the world. However, it can only be achieved once all other needs are fulfilled. Maslow's hierarchy is typically [...]

  • All-Or-Nothing Thinking

4 Signs of All-Or-Nothing Thinking and What You Can Do to Change It

By |2019-10-16T22:17:48+03:00December 29th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , |

All-or-nothing thinking is something we all fall prey to from time to time. It is more common in people with anxiety and depression (among other things). This cognitive distortion is only one of the many negative thought patterns we sometimes adopt. It leads people to think in extremes. There is no middle ground or grey [...]

  • toxic people traits

6 Common Toxic People Traits: Does Anyone in Your Life Have Them?

By |2019-10-03T22:21:53+03:00December 29th, 2018|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The traits of toxic people can be very hard to identify, particularly with the rise of anonymity on the internet. When is somebody just kind of a bad influence, and when are they truly toxic? When is somebody just in a bad mood, or not dealing with stress well, or just toxic? Is there any [...]

  • new year's resolution ideas

7 New Year’s Resolution Ideas You Probably Didn’t Add to Your List but Should

By |2019-10-03T22:40:56+03:00December 28th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , |

The new year is almost here, and it’s time once again to think up a few ideas for your New Year’s resolution again. This time, let’s get interesting. The coming year will hopefully be a year of success. The secret is, this success is primarily up to you. That’s why New Year’s resolution should be [...]

  • cassandra complex

Cassandra Complex in Mythology, Psychology and the Modern World

By |2019-02-25T15:34:20+03:00December 27th, 2018|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Cassandra complex is the name given to a phenomenon where people who predict bad news or warnings are ignored or outright dismissed. The term Cassandra complex has entered the lexicon in 1949 when a French philosopher discussed the potential for someone to predict future events. The complex has been used in wide-ranging contexts. This includes [...]

  • enmeshed family

5 Signs You Grew up in an Enmeshed Family and How It Differs from a Healthy One

By |2019-03-24T19:11:49+03:00December 26th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

Unfortunately, many people live in an enmeshed family environment. Although the closeness of family members cultivates love, it hinders the growth of individualism. An enmeshed family may not seem all that bad at first. In fact, having a close-knit family unit has many benefits for its members. However, an enmeshed family can stunt the [...]

  • the true meaning of christmas

The True Meaning of Christmas You May Have Never Considered

By |2018-12-11T22:47:46+03:00December 25th, 2018|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , |

What is the true meaning of Christmas? Before you argue for Christianity, let’s consider a deeper spiritual meaning of this holiday. Christmas is perhaps the most popular holiday during each year. Millions of dollars are spent on gifts and food to celebrate the 25th of December. It seems that Christmas has either become a materialistic [...]