Passive Violence Fuels The Fire Of Physical Violence

Our Passive Violence Fuels The Fire Of Physical ViolenceThe best way to understand Gandhi's philosophy of nonviolence is to first understand the extent of the violence we practice, consciously or unconsciously, every day of our lives -- name-calling, teasing, insulting, disrespectful behavior. These are passive forms of violence.

Childhood Trauma And Its Lasting Effects

Childhood Trauma And Its Lasting Effects

With the awakening in society of the importance of mental health, combined with advances in neuroscience and psychiatry, much needed attention to trauma and childhood trauma is slowly forming.

Becoming Authentically Yourself by Seeing and Transforming Your Patterns

Becoming Authentically Yourself by Seeing and Transforming Your PatternsBy the time we are adults, we have so much writing on our walls and we have so many old wounds from unresolved experiences that many of our responses are automatically negative. They perpetuate events that are not the best outcome and instead, they serve only to reinforce our initial learning from a time long ago.

Why Hope is Trustworthy

Why Hope is TrustworthyYou don’t have to create adverse circumstances to find a reason to do what you wish to do or avoid what you do not wish to do. Just be honest. If you have a difficult decision before you, ask yourself, “What am I hoping will happen?” In the answer is your guide to your likely best path.

The Perils and "Benefits" of Manipulation: Why and How to Avoid It

The Perils and "Benefits" of Manipulation: Why and How to Avoid ItWe can define manipulation as "getting people to do what you want without giving them something they value in return". How does manipulation work? When someone says to you, "If you don't help me clean my house I'm going to be mad at you," that person is attempting to manipulate you. He is not offering you anything...

How High-Conflict Personalities Capture High Office

High-conflict personalities possesses 4 qualities that may encourage them to become politicians. - Overly emotional communication suits high-conflict personalities and drives the media to cover them.

For Some People, Anxiety And Phobias Are Taken To Extremes

For Some People, Anxiety And Phobias Are Taken To Extremes

Anxiety is a common experience. It is entirely normal to feel anxious in certain circumstances or when imagining possible misfortunes. However, for some people it gets out of hand and severely affects their lives; and a useful, normal emotion becomes pathological.

What Is A Visionary Activist? Can You Be One?

What Is A Visionary Activist? How Can You Be One?A visionary activist understands that their every thought, feeling, word, and action generates a ripple effect throughout the field of consciousness, unlimited by space and time. He/she is committed to focusing their energy towards positive change in world. They are obsessed with achieving one impossible goal, from the inside out.

The Faith Factor: Practice Trust and Somehow It Will Work Out

The Faith Factor: Somehow It Will Work Out by Alan CohenHave you ever noticed that when you are impatient, frazzled, and upset, things go worse, and when you are relaxed, patient, and trusting, things go better. Thinking and acting with faith changes the results you get. When you find yourself in a situation in which you seem to have no control, point your thoughts toward peace, and the universe responds.

You Have The Key to the Happiness You So Deeply Desire

Nobody Owes Me A ThingHow many of you have felt stress, anger, resentment, and a range of other emotions when you felt that somebody had not given you what you thought they should have given you. Some of us have a deep-seated belief that...

How Sleep Loss Leads To Contagious Loneliness

How Sleep Loss Leads To Contagious Loneliness

Sleep-deprived people feel lonelier and less inclined to engage with others, avoiding close contact in much the same way as people with social anxiety, according to a new study.

Do You Have A Self-Actualized Personality?

Do You Have A Self-Actualised Personality?
Abraham Maslow was the 20th-century American psychologist best-known for explaining motivation through his hierarchy of needs, which he represented in a pyramid.

How To Distinguish A Psychopath From A Shy-Chopath

How To Distinguish A Psychopath From A Shy-Chopath
Their grisly deeds and commanding presence attract our attention – look no further than Ted Bundy, the subject of a recent Netflix documentary, and cult leaders like Charles Manson.

The New Roots of Human Suffering and Pain

The New Roots of Human Suffering and Pain
In recent decades researchers have made great strides in understanding physical pain. It now seems that we experience much of the physical pain we do because our brains calculate that this sensation is important to our overall security and survival. Pain protects us from potential damage, or motivates us to attend to and repair damage already done.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
In the fairy tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, every day the Wicked Queen would ask "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?" As long as the mirror said that she was the most beautiful of all women, all was well in her world.

The Writing On Our Wall: The Subconscious Mind Is Running The Show

The Writing On Our Wall: The Subconscious Mind Is Running The Show
With our subconscious mind running the show 95% of the time, our fate is actually under the control of our recorded programs or habits we may not even know about or that are not of our own choos­ing. The “writing on our wall” is again a term I use to describe the downloaded information and programming that is recorded on the subconscious mind.

How To Nudge People Towards Changing Behavior

How To Nudge People Towards Changing Behavior

Earlier this week an impressive cast of academics, policy experts and business leaders gathered in Sydney at the inaugural Behavioural Exchange meeting to talk about “nudgeEarlier this week an impressive cast of academic

Secrets and Lies: A Barrier to Authenticity and Peace of Mind

Secrets and Lies: A Barrier to Authenticity
A good way to let go of unconscious beliefs and to see yourself more honestly is to examine the secrets you keep from others. Consider this: the fact that you have secrets is the same thing as affirming, "If people really knew me, they wouldn't accept me".

Why It's Wrong To Label Students "At-Risk"

Why It's Wrong To Label Students At-risk

Of all the terms used to describe students who don’t perform well in traditional educational settings, few are used as frequently– or as casually – as the term “at-risk.”

4 Steps To Get Kids Into The Flow Of Learning

4 Steps To Get Kids Into The Flow Of Learning

New research outlines a four-step plan to develop students’ connection to their learning environment and achieve an ideal state for learning: “flow.”

What Makes You A Morning Or Night Person?

What Makes You A Morning Or Night Person?
Do you prefer to rise early with the lark or stay up late with the owl? Your preference turns out to be partly decided by your genes.

What Makes You A Man Or A Woman?

What Makes You A Man Or A Woman?
There are many cultural and social factors involved in making a baby into a man or a woman. But biologically speaking, sex starts when you’re just a tiny group of cells in your mother’s uterus.

How Moving To A New House Changes You

How Moving To A New House Changes You
Many people move in the summer months, but not everyone realizes that moving starts a process of identity transformation that never really stops.

A Few Basic Principles to Change Bad Habits to Good Ones

Changing Bad Habits to Good OnesWhen we learn a new skill and continue to practice it, our brain cells establish connections that solidify that new activity in our muscle memory and in our body. That’s how later on we can do that activity repeatedly without paying attention to it. The flipside of this is that to unlearn a habit that’s become ingrained in us we have to demolish that network of connections

How To Tell If A Leader Is Manufacturing A Crises

How To Tell If A Leader Is Manufacturing A Crises

“This is a humanitarian crisis, a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul.” That’s how President Donald Trump framed his demand for funds to build a “border wall” and end the partial government shutdown.

Is The Midlife Crisis A Real Thing?

Is The Midlife Crisis A Real Thing?Middle age is often seen as life’s pivot point. A hill has been climbed and the view over the other side is unsettling.

The Effects Of Total Isolation Explained

effects of isolation2 1 4Imagine being confined to a small, dark room, with no social interaction whatsoever for 30 days. Not many people would jump at this opportunity.

How Not To Be Afflicted by Unseen Forces

How Not To Be Afflicted by Unseen Forces
We may expect great transformations throughout human culture, as mankind becomes more responsible for its knowledge, and thus its deeds.

A Behaviorist's Guide To New Year's Resolutions

A Behaviorist's Guide To New Year's ResolutionsEvery year you set out determined to stick to your New Year’s resolutions. But year after year you fall off track and quickly abandon them. So why are resolutions so hard to keep?

The Psychology Of New Year’s Resolutions

The Psychology Of New Year’s Resolutions

Research has shown that about half of all adults make New Year’s resolutions. However, fewer than 10% manage to keep them for more than a few months.

How You May Be Being Manipulated On Social Media

How You May Be Being Manipulated On Social MediaSometime in the political frenzy of the past year, I realized I had to stop scanning Twitter. I had become used to taking the pulse of online society, but was no longer confident that the tweets I was reading were accurate portrayals of the authentic views of real humans.

Here's How A Book, Podcast Or TV Show Changes You

Here's How A Book, Podcast Or TV Show Changes YouEvery holiday season, you have new worlds at your fingertips. Reading books, listening to podcasts, and watching films and TV shows can help you break away from the frenzy of everyday life, and journey into other possible worlds.

What Does Gaslighting Mean?

What Does Gaslighting Mean?Shortlisted for the Oxford English Dictionary’s 2018 word of the year, “gaslighting” has well and truly found its way into contemporary thought and vernacular.

Why The Vast Majority Of People Fib To The Doctor

Why The Vast Majority Of People Fib To The DoctorBetween 60 and 80 percent of people surveyed have not been forthcoming with their doctors about information that could be relevant to their health, according to a new study.

Can Physics Explain The Motions Of The Panicked Crowd?

Can Physics Explain The Motions Of The Panicked Crowd?When people come together in a crowd, physical and emotional connections define their movement, state of mind and will to act. Understanding crowds can help us manage the panic caused by a terrorist attack

Genes Do Shape Our Behavior But It’s Complicated

Genes Do Shape Our Behavior But It’s ComplicatedMany of our psychological traits are innate in origin. There is overwhelming evidence from twin, family and general population studies that all manner of personality traits, as well as things such as intelligence, sexuality and risk of psychiatric disorders, are highly heritable

Could Consciousness All Come Down To The Way Things Vibrate?

Could Consciousness All Come Down To The Way Things Vibrate?
Why is my awareness here, while yours is over there? Why is the universe split in two for each of us, into a subject and an infinity of objects? How is each of us our own center of experience, receiving information about the rest of the world out there? Why are some things conscious and others apparently not? Is a rat conscious? A gnat? A bacterium?

Archetype: The Tyrant

Archetype: The TyrantWhen it comes to people, there are only about a dozen life stories in the whole world, and each archetype has its own obvious characteristics.

Look Within and Ask: "How Does This Apply To Me?"

Look Within and Ask: "How Does This Apply To Me?"
Have you ever found yourself wanting to 'fix' people? You know... when you can clearly see everything that's wrong with them and want to reorganize them and their life? It seems so easy for us to look at someone else and see everything that they need to do to improve themselves. It seems so easy to 'fix' someone else...

What Works For Me: Persistence

What Works For Me: Persistence
There are numerous things that make our life "work" for us. Some of these are things we learned along the way. And of course, there are things that make our life "not work so well". One thing that has worked for me is persistence.

How Humans Regulate Emotions And Why Some People Can't

How Humans Regulate Emotions And Why Some People Can't
Take the following scenario. You are nearing the end of a busy day at work, when a comment from your boss diminishes what’s left of your dwindling patience. You turn, red-faced, towards the source of your indignation. It is then that you stop, reflect, and choose not to voice your displeasure. After all, the shift is nearly over.

The Surprising Secret To Successful Psychotherapy

The Surprising Secret To Successful Psychotherapy

As a clinical psychologist and educator, I am often asked to recommend a psychotherapist for people in need. These requests come with a sense of urgency to find the best possible therapist. Many people are at a loss over what to look for.

What Is It About Yawning? And Why We Do It

What Is It About Yawning? And Why We Do ItA yawn consists of an extended gaping of the mouth followed by a more rapid closure. In mammals and birds, a long intake of breath and shorter exhale follows the gaping of the mouth, but in other species such as fish, amphibians and snakes there is no intake of breath.

Here's The Truth About False Accusations Of Sexual Violence

Here's The Truth About False Accusations Of Sexual Violence

Why didn’t these women speak up sooner? This was asked time and time again during the recent public furore around sexual harassment, violence and abuse. Underlying the question is a persistent uncertainty about the credibility of victims – a concern with identifying what is true and what is false.

Are Today's White Kids Less Racist Than Their Grandparents?

Are Today's White Kids Less Racist Than Their Grandparents?

In America’s children, we often see hope for a better future, especially when it comes to reducing racism. Each new generation of white people, the thinking goes, will naturally and inevitably be more open-minded and tolerant than previous ones.

Are We Literally What We Think?

Are We Literally What We Think?
All day every day we experience things: physical sensations, emotions, and thought patterns. Most of our experience we fail to observe. While having an experience we don’t notice it. While this is well and good when it comes to sensation in our feet or many other aspects of living, failure to observe certain parts of our physical, emotional, and cognitive experience...

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