Inspiring stories of those who achieved their dreams later in life As we age, it can feel like a clock is ticking. A “scarcity mindset” with regard to time can take hold. And still, the message in our culture is that ‘youth is king’ and ‘forty is over the hill’. I’ve had this feeling. I’ve … Continue reading Ten Powerful Ways to Turn it All Around
The Best Recent Titles for Inspiration, Motivation and Personal Revolution More information is published on just about any subject than ever before. As Tesla founder Elon Musk says, “You don’t need college to learn stuff… you can learn anything you want for free.”1 I adore this piece of advice. There are two challenges when attempting … Continue reading Seven Must Read Books
In early July, I posted an article called “My 40’s Manifesto”. I have made it a point to keep the tenets of my manifesto top of mind. Also, I decided I’d provide updates intermittently. Perhaps some of you will get some enjoyment on my trials and tribulations during my search for enlightenment post forty. There … Continue reading UPDATE: My 40’s Manifesto
How I’m beating impulse buying and so should you! Later in life, I am finding that I am attached to some ideas that don’t add up. These ideas have and are having a serious impact on my life. One of them I am trying to move beyond is materialism. Many studies show that those who … Continue reading DESIRE: Stop!! Buying That Will Not Make You Feel Better!
Two hundred years ago it was 1820. The population was less than one billion. The most common mode of transportation was your own two feet. Or, if you were in business, it was a boat navigating a canal system. The feared kings of Rome and England, with all of their cruelty and wielded power did … Continue reading Coming to Terms with Scope and Reach of Humanity’s Power
It’s Mental Health Awareness Week (Oct. 4-Oct. 10). The World Health Organization estimates between 30% and 80% of people with mental health concerns don’t seek treatment1. On Armchair Expert Podcast, it was reported that it takes five years for someone with depression to seek treatment. The average person suffers for five years before taking steps … Continue reading Five Reasons Five Years Is Too Long to Wait
I ask every person I interview “If money was not an issue, how would you spend your life?” Almost everyone answers, traveling! As human beings, we love travel. Studies show that we are more optimistic about our work after travel and we improve social connections and communication skills1. Among other things, traveling alone can boost confidence, … Continue reading Five Reasons We Love To Travel
Our beliefs about politics are personal. We don’t like to discuss our beliefs as a measure of self-protection. Often, for good reason. Here are some things to keep in mind about politics and our interactions with other humans. Politics. In civilized company, it’s something we’re not to discuss. It’s divisive, personal and uncomfortable. Yet, it’s … Continue reading The Psychology of Politics (and what we can do to cope)
A strange anxiety hangs in the background of my psychology this year. If you’re like me, when the summer fades a fog moves in. I’m less engaged, tired. There’s a loss of hope and inspiration. I want to sleep all the time. Older now, I have an anxiety about this state and these feelings. The … Continue reading The 4 Things You Should do NOW to help prevent Seasonal Affective Disorder
As an undergrad majoring in psychology, I was moved and inspired by the Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory. Often referred to as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator or MBTI, this personality test is perhaps the most controversial of its kind. Critics claim the science supporting MBTI doesn’t add up. On the other hand, those who do believe in … Continue reading Your Ultimate Guide to the MBTI
Planning with good old-fashioned pen and paper has many benefits. The following are 5 perks of personal planning on paper.
Belief is “the ability to combine histories and experiences with imagination, to think beyond the here and now”
Do you feel like there’s never enough time? Does this lack make you feel like you’re missing out? You may suffer from Time Anxiety.
Our relationships shape the quality of our lives. Who Are We? in this case, you’re who your with.
Your preferred music genre gives a lot of insight into your personality. Researchers have recently made a connection between the big five personality traits and the music we listen to. To start, take your test HERE. This is a pretty cool test and helps out the folks continuing to do this research. How do vibrating … Continue reading Your Playlist Knows Exactly Who You Are…
There are two … personality … trends I find in myself. They aren’t separate personalities, they’re trends… One, an Old Wise Man, and the other, a Little Boy. These are feelings or impressions that I get on myself, regarding myself. It’s a little strange, I admit. I feel like the Little Boy when I am … Continue reading The Old Wiseman and the Little Boy
“I’ve been watching my life…it’s right there. I keep scratching at it, trying to get in to it. But I can’t.”
I’ve used this scene to express my feelings and experiences using this as an example. It felt like I was just watching my life…I wasn’t actually in it.