Surmounting Perfectionism

Perfectionists Hate Making Mistakes Perfectionists tend to strive for flawlessness in almost everything they do. They set high-performance standards for themselves and tend to be extremely critical toward their efforts and results. Perfectionists don’t like making mistakes or failing. Perfection is often confused with having high standards but they are two different things. The desire to excel and have high …

Stop Hating Politicians

It’s hard to view the news these days and not feel disgust or downright hatred toward certain politicians. The harm they are causing targeted groups and the environment can make even the most passive observer become enraged. But when you feel hatred for someone, your daily thoughts become commingled with that toxic negativity. Then it’s easier to get pulled downward …

How to Stop Being a Victim

“Some people are so prone to playing the victim, it’s a wonder they don’t leave a chalk outline wherever they go.”  —Anonymous Victimization is Being a Casualty to Your Past A victim mentality is where you blame everyone else for what’s happened in your life. “Victims” view life through a different filter: “It’s not my fault. I always get the …

Overcome Your Prejudices

Prejudice Stems from Differences People being prejudice is in the forefront now more than ever before. Prejudices long buried under the surface have erupted with tremendous force. No one is immune from it. By definition, “A prejudice is a preconceived belief, opinion, or judgment toward a group of people or a single person.” Everyone is prejudiced to varying degrees. We …

Become More Genuine

You Are More Trustworthy and Likable When You’re Genuine No one likes people who are fake. In the age of social media, it’s easier than ever to create an image that’s not genuine. But fakes are easily recognized, online and in person. We are naturally drawn to people who are genuine. It’s a personality trait that is highly valued and …

Overcoming Emotional Insecurities

Emotional Insecurity is the Main Feeling that Holds You Back in Life No one is immune to feeling insecure. We all deal with insecurity. We worry that we aren’t smart enough, we worry about what people think of us, we worry that we’ll fail, we worry we’re too fat, we worry we’ll say the wrong thing. Emotional insecurity is a …

Enough with the Worrying

Persistent and Uncontrollable Worrying is a Problem “I’ve suffered a great many catastrophes in my lie. Most of them never happened.” —Mark Twain Worrying is a normal part of life. Everyone does it to some extent. But excessive worrying can have a negative impact on your emotional and physical health. Worrying rarely does any good. Yet, it’s habitual for some …

Dealing with Misogyny

Some Men Unconsciously Disrespect Women Misogyny is certainly front and center in the news these days. And for good reason. It’s so blatant, it can’t be buried or denied any longer. Who exactly is a misogynist? How did they get like that? How do you deal with them? Although misogynists are everywhere, they are not always easy to spot. There …

Easy Ways to Prevent Waste

You Can Help Our Planet Mother Earth could use your help. We’re seriously polluting her air, water and land. We’re quickly depleting her resources. There is a growing trend to recycle and reuse, and that’s a good thing. But that’s addressing the symptoms not the disease itself: overconsumption. We live in a disposable society with a lot of waste.  We …