Whatever we may say, unkind words or even words that were not meant unkindly, can often hurt us. Belonging, approval, and being part of a group or tribe is important to us because it enhances our survival. Therefore, we feel good when we get approval from others and feel bad when we get their disapproval. Here, we try to understand why words hurt and how we can build emotional resiliency.
Life only gives us a limited number of days so we want to spend our life bucks well. To ensure that we are living a full life, we reason that we should cram as much as possible, be as productive as possible, be as happy as possible, in each moment of time. We explore what it means to waste time and how we can effectively spend our time.
Every single one of us wants to be happy, yet very few of us truly are. Why is happiness so hard to find? When we find happiness, why is it so hard to keep? This article examines why we are unhappy and how we can find happiness.
My mother’s life was full of pain, unhappiness, and suffering. One big takeaway from growing up as her child is that I never ever wanted to be like her. This article is about my mother and her gift of chronic anxiety to me.
Given that we all desire to be loved unconditionally and have an endless store of love to give, why then is unconditional love so hard to do? Why is it so rare? Why do many of us madly search for it and never find it? This article focuses on these interesting questions.
Everyone agrees that self-love is one of the main keys to happiness and a good life. However, instead of being kind to ourselves, we berate ourselves for small mistakes and set up impossible to achieve goals. Why is that? Why is self-love so hard to do?
How do we escape from this life of quiet desperation? How do we recover from despair? So began my journey for self-discovery.
One of the most frustrating and depressing things about depression is that nobody knows what it really is and nobody knows how to “fix” it. This article is about my own experience with depression, and my own framework for understanding it.