Articles in the category Deeper Thinking

5 Most Common Relationship Problems and How to Solve Them

Relationship problems come in all shapes and sizes, and truth be told, there isn’t any single “cure” to these. The best a couple can do is to work things out from both ends. While there may be a plethora of issues couples face, here are some of the most common relationship problems and possible solutions, […]

Five Traits to Develop to Make People Respect You

Respect is something that we all want to receive from other people, at work and in our relationships at home and in the community. But is there a device that measures if we are indeed getting the respect we long for? In the East, respect is fundamental for older people and persons holding lofty positions […]

5 Things to Stop Expecting From People Around You

Expectations can be the death of you – whether expectations come from others or ourselves. While there is no getting rid of expectations in this world, if we are more mindful, we just might be able to deal with expectations in a better way. In this post, we’re going to focus on things to stop […]

Ethical Dilemma: Would You Turn In a Loved One Who Has Committed a Crime?

We’ve had several “ethical dilemma” posts here on The Daily Mind, and we hope you find them as thought-provoking as we do. While we haven’t done them on a regular basis, here’s one for the week. The good son Your teenage son can be described as a “good boy”. He does well in school. He […]

How Mindfulness Can Save Your Life – Literally

Mindfulness is an oft-talked about topic in the area of health and wellness. The premise of mindfulness is making an effort to be constantly aware of your present experiences. Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, describes the concept succinctly: “Mindfulness means paying attention in […]

Is Your Ego Harming Your Relationships?

We’ve all learned about the ego at some point in our education. Even informal education always touches upon the ego. Movies, books, TV shows, and conversations with others – these all bring up the topic of the ego at one point or another. But what exactly is the ego? The ego is our identity, an […]

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.