Articles in the category Deeper Thinking

Use Your Hobbies to Develop Mindfulness

In developing mindfulness in people, hobbies are not what usually come to mind. But to the popular and tried-and-true methods– meditation, yoga – for building a mindful disposition, psychologists and analysts have found that hobbies are a great tool, too.

What You Know About Self-Compassion Is Probably Wrong, Here’s Why:

You’ve all heard about compassion – that laudable trait of feeling the sufferings of other people and wanting to help them – and the hows and whys of practicing and preaching it.  But self-compassion is in a somewhat different category. It conveys a hint of negativity – if you are self-compassionate, you run the risk […]

Understanding the Importance of Empathy in Mental Illness

More and more people nowadays struggle with mental illness in varying degrees of intensity and severity. One reason for this has to do with the very nature of modern life, which is stressful, demanding and fast-paced. While this can be beneficial when it keeps you on your feet and focused on success, it is also […]

Wonderful Examples of Kindness

Feeling stuck in life is normal for many. When you have been going through the same motions for what feels like an eternity, it can easily wear on you. While you might feel like you have tried everything to break away from routine, there are probably still countless options you have not yet considered. In […]

It’s Okay to Quit Sometimes

No one likes a quitter. Never give up. The chances are you grew up with these tenets. We’re taught to keep our eyes on the prize, to persevere until we reach our goals, and that giving up is not an option. But guess what? Sometimes, it’s okay to quit. Depending on the circumstances, giving up […]

The Pros and Cons of Being a Highly Sensitive Person

  Contrary to what many people may think, a highly sensitive person (usually called HSP, for short) is not the opposite of an insensitive person. If the latter is clearly an undesirable quality, the former is not “all sugar and spice and all things nice” either. The high sensitivity trait present in 20 percent of […]

Finding Clarity in Solitude

Some people find it difficult to be alone. Often, being alone is equated with loneliness, but this is one equation that does not always compute. While there have been times that I’ve been alone and lonely, I often find that solitude has a way of bringing showing me what I need. Being a remote worker, […]

When You Get Stuck in a Moment

Once in a while, we find a song that means more than all other hit songs. It embeds itself in the recesses of our brains, so much so that upon hearing the first few notes, all sorts of emotions bubble up to the surface. That, or they explode like a pressure cooker with a clogged […]

How to Achieve Your Dreams Even Though You’re Scared

Have you ever wondered what “living your dreams” meant? Just close your eyes for a minute. Take a long, deep breath. Think: what life you really wish for yourself? What goals do you want to achieve? That’s the dream to follow. What prevents you from achieving that dream? Fear. Fear is defined as “an emotional […]

Breaking the Silence About Domestic Violence

While we all know that certain types of behavior can destroy a relationship, sometimes these behaviors can actually ruin a person’s life. Domestic violence might be a very difficult topic for some people to talk about, or even hear about, but it’s crucial that more people start to recognise when either themselves or someone they know […]