Articles in the category Deeper Thinking

Providing Healthy Spaces for Students in the Aftermath of a Shooting

Since the massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999 ushered in the modern era of shootings on campuses, more than 187,000 students from nearly 200 grade schools have been shaken by gunfire during class hours, according to an analysis by The Washington Post. The tally includes at least 130 killed and 254 wounded […]

15 Podcasts to Listen to If You Want to Develop Resilience

Coming face-to-face with different kinds of problems is a regular part of life that you often have no control over. What you can control is your reaction to these situations. It is important to keep everything in perspective and try your best to bounce back from the difficult times. The difference between a person who […]

Can Vulnerability Strengthen Your Relationship?

Most people fear vulnerability. We open ourselves up to disappointment, hurt, pain and rejection. Vulnerability also makes us look weak and needy, or worse, desperate and pathetic! We always want to portray ourselves as strong and independent, capable of being happy and successful even without a man (or woman) by our side. And there’s nothing […]

Healthy Boundaries You Should Set in Your Relationship

Healthy boundaries in your relationship are the limits you set on what is and is not acceptable behavior from your partner. They pave the way to mutual respect, understanding, support, and caring – essential elements for strong and enduring love. On the other hand, weak or nonexistent boundaries open you up to exploitation, abuse, hurt, […]

5 Lifestyle Changes You Need to Cope With Anxiety Disorder

We all have our fears and phobias. And often instead of battling them we hide from inconveniences and do our best to avoid unpleasant things. However, fighting anxiety isn’t about staying in a comfort zone. Anxiety can twist and turn your way of life and you need to change your lifestyle to put a stop […]

How to Recognize and Stop Passive Aggressive Behavior Before It Destroys You

You may have heard of passive-aggressive behavior but have only a vague concept of it. It’s a personality disorder characterized by subtle and covert negative acts to show defiance to requests and demands, but avoid direct confrontation. In the long-term, like all disorders, it has a destructive effect on our personal relationships, our careers and […]

13 Tips to Overcome the Fear of Loneliness in Your Life

Sometime or another we will experience a time when we are alone. Some people fear being alone for various reasons. The first step is to become comfortable with yourself and having the self-confidence that you will be able to manage being alone. There is nothing wrong with being alone. If being alone bothers you then […]

What Samurai Philosophy Can Teach You About Modern Life Part 2

This is the second part of our Samurai philosophy series. See Part One: What Samurai Philosophy Can Teach You About Modern Life 1  The Samurai philosophy is composed of universal lessons and timeless truths to live by. It’s not surprising to see that they are as relevant now as they were then. But the abstruse and […]

Parenting: How Affection Raises Resilient Kids

Rarely do we hear about the need for affection in parenting. Yet, it is one trait in parents that means a lot to children and plays a big factor in the way they turn out on their journey to adulthood. How? For one thing, it helps raise resilient kids.

Growing Through Grief: About My Father

My father was a Vietnam veteran who suffered from PTSD. A part of me always grieves for him, for how he suffered and how his illness affected our family. And a part of me will always grieve for the little girl whose father came back from war a stranger, and for the relationship we never […]