Monthly Archives: December 2018

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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

By |2018-12-18T14:03:32+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 the many negative thought processes we fall prey to from time to time. All-or-nothing thinking leads people to thinking in extremes. There is [...]

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

By |2018-11-21T13:06:32+03:00December 29th, 2018|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Toxic people traits can be very hard to identify, particularly with the rise 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 way to truly [...]

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

By |2018-12-10T21:58:35+03:00December 28th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , |

The new year is almost here, and it’s time once again to practice those New Year’s resolution ideas again. This time, let’s get interesting. The year 2019 will hopefully be a year of success. The secret is, this success is primarily up to you. That’s why New Year’s resolution ideas should be one of the [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]