Articles in the category Deeper Thinking

What’s the FlashForward Concept and How You Can Use It

Back in 2009, my best friend and I started watching this television show called FlashForward. The premise is that an unexplained event took place wherein every person on Earth blacks out, resulting in catastrophies. When people awake, they have a glimpse of their future. As you can imagine, some were good and some were bad. […]

4 Ways to Celebrate Christmas Differently

The Christmas fever can hardly be ignored, with every commercial establishment playing Christmas songs and flaunting decor all over the place. From Santa to fake snow to Christmas sales – no one can escape the Christmas “spirit”. But what does Christmas really mean to you? What do you do during this period? For many, Christmas […]

Poems to Help with Grief and Loss

Loss is a part of life, and while we may think we are ready to lose someone or something, that is not really the case. In fact, psychologists say that one can never be really ready for such things. Whether you have lost a loved one, have gone through a break up, or have had […]

Losing Your Religion: The Appeal of the Gittite Way

They say that there are two topics that you should never bring up during a social gathering: politics and religion. One reason is that people usually have very passionate and rigid opinions when it comes to politics and religion. Another reason is that there will always be at least two people in a group who […]

7 Things to Keep Doing to Make Life Harder

Life is difficult. It is unfair. But it can be beautiful if you want to see through the hardships. The thing is, I have found that it is so much easier to dwell on the negatives than the positives. Even more so when you realize that that kind of thinking has been the pattern for […]

5 Incorrect Assumptions You Make When You’re Angry

I don’t know if you’re aware of it, but anger is a serious issue in our society today. Teens and adults alike suffer from anger management problems. Back in 2012 alone, a study found that 6 million teens in the US were affected with intermittent explosive disorder. Imagine if those teens didn’t get help! How […]

On Humblebragging: How to Spot It and How to Stop Yourself From Doing It

What is humblebragging? “I’m so busy at work that I’ve only had 4 hours of sleep in the past 3 days.” “Don’t you hate it when you can’t find enough lightning cables to charge your iOS devices?” “When I bought this 75-inch TV and sound setup, I certainly didn’t want my neighbors complaining about the […]

Why It’s Important to Control Your Anger – and Practical Tips to Do It

Anger is a normal emotion, and letting it out is actually healthy. The “normal” person lets his anger show when appropriate, but does not let it control him, or let things get out of hand. There are some people, however, who just can’t seem to get a grip on themselves when the monster that is […]

A Journey To Who I Am… Who Are You?

“Gentle, delicate, and graceful in physique, a … slender and aristocratic frame can be deceiving. Within that sensitive exterior is a strength and a will that are invincible” (Linda Joyce, The Day You Were Born).

How To Control The Ego At Work

What is the ego? The ego is a construct of the mind which creates a story around past experiences, emotions, opinions, failures, successes, etc. Once these stories are personalized in a way that we identify ourselves as our thoughts and our story. The ego begins to takes shape. So thoughts around “I” “me” and “mine” […]

What Can We Learn From The Zombie Apocalypse?

There are parts of all of us that need to be developed. We are no greater than the thoughts we think. We get up every day. Go to work. Walk the dogs. Cook the food. Mind the children. But do we move as a result of who we really are or who we want to […]

7 Quotes About Gratitude

When I think about all that happens during the week, all of the things that I struggle with, I find life is easier when I remember to be grateful. Not just for the things that go right but for everything. Every experience, every opportunity.

Romance with the Unknown

Why do we spend so much of our precious time trying to know the unknowable? All the energy we use to plan and prepare for what is going to happen next and with whom. To identify all of the ways life will disappoint us and best it. The truth of the matter is our attempt […]

7 Questions to Unplug from The Matrix

Image Source So, you’ve taken the red pill. There is so much to unpack. How do we begin to unplug from the matrix? It could take a lifetime to undo all of our false beliefs. As I began this process a few years ago, so much of what was inside me started to surface. It […]

What ‘The Matrix’ Is and What We Can Learn From It

Let me tell you why you’re here. You’re here because you know something. What you know you can’t explain, but you feel it. You’ve felt it your entire life … you don’t know what it is, but it’s there, like a splinter in your mind… I am sure readers have noticed by now that I […]

15 Realizations About Forgiveness

“Everything will be okay as soon as you are okay with everything.” – Michael A. Singer, The Untethered Soul Like every human on this planet, I have experienced hurt and betrayal. The posts on this site are not intended to be some presentation of myself as an expert. Rather, it is an opportunity for me […]

How to Always Stay Positive, Part 2

“The key to working with happiness healthfully is to see it as a momentary passage and not a final destination.” – Karla McLaren, The Language of Emotions In How to Always Stay Positive, Part 1 we discussed the merits of rephrasing our words and thoughts toward what is possible and the outcomes we truly desire […]

How to Always Stay Positive, Part 1

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts and made up of our thoughts. If a man speaks or acts with a good thought, happiness follows him like a shadow that never leaves him” – Gautama Buddha I recently watched a documentary called “The Secret” and one of […]