Learning How to be Happy

Learning How to be Happy

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.” Everyone knows that little serenity prayer. If you’re having trouble with codependency, the second part–“the courage to...
Learning to Prioritize What is Important

Learning to Prioritize What is Important

One of the lessons I learned a while ago was to try to simplify my life and reprioritize. For example, I just won’t be able to get to my emails as often during busy times or spend as much time on my Facebook and Twitter. I have learned to take the “should be doing...
The Covert Tactics of Manipulators

The Covert Tactics of Manipulators

Everyone has used manipulation at some point in time, and this is usually to get something of value. However, most people feel guilty if they know they have pushed or forced someone into a situation, and they do not make this a typical mode of behavior. There are also...
The Covert Tactics of Manipulators

4 Signs You are the Child of a Toxic Parent

Managing toxic people in your life is very different based on your relationship to the individual. For example, if you have a toxic friend or are dating someone who is toxic, it is possible to restrict, limit, or cease your interactions with that individual to remove...
In the Flow

In the Flow

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a professor and former chairman of the Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago, has been working with a concept he calls “flow.” The process of flow occurs when your consciousness matches your goals, allowing psychic energy to...

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