Books

Literature is a very useful medium for exploring psychological concepts and ideas. Articles in this category link psychology with stories and essays found in some of the most popular works.

Jonathan Livingston Seagull: Believing in Yourself

It was morning, and the new sun sparkled gold across the ripples of a gentle sea. So begins Jonathan Livingston Seagull, by Richard Bach. It begins just like life begins. This book is the beginning of a new day, just as the sun, the…

The 5 Best Fernando Pessoa Quotes

Fernando Pessoa was a Portuguese writer and poet. He was born in 1888 and died in 1935. Although he also worked in newspapers, advertising, and business, his greatest success was as a writer. Pessoa left the world some great literary treasures, and…

The 5 Best Quotes About Love in Literature

There are many unforgettable quotes about love in literature. In fact, literature has always been a fertile ground to shed the illusions, sorrows, and forgetfulness of love. Love and poetry always go hand in hand. Any selection of the best love…

7 Benefits of Reading every Day

Now more than ever, books are accessible and even cheap. There are different formats (hardcover, paperback, mass market, digital) that have made it much easier for just about anyone to read. Books are accessible, they’re diverse… But how much time…

The 5 Best Quotes from John Locke

Many quotes from John Locke invite us to reflect and discover great teachings that can be applied to our daily lives. Most of them are part of his works, and will move us greatly. John Locke was an important British…

Books are Mirrors

“Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you”. This quote, from the book The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, speaks of how personal reading is. We all have such diverse tastes in books.…

The Boy Who Showed Us That Reading Is Medicine

This article aims to be a small tribute to Rubén Darío Ávalos, a Paraguayan boy who died at the age of 12 in Seville of a strange condition called histiocytosis. This little angel wrote stories and read the writings of…

Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats Technique

A lot of you have probably heard of it, and if so, it’s probably helped you solve problems more creatively. The six thinking hats technique, developed by Edward de Bono, is a communication and reasoning tool. You use it to see from new…

What I Learned from Reading Murakami

Haruki Murakami is one of those unusual writers who enjoys the approval of both the public and literary critics. For example, if we look at the list of the latest Nobel prize winners in literature, a lot of readers —…

7 of the Best Books on Meditation

Meditating doesn’t mean distancing yourself from the world; actually it means the exact opposite. It means getting closer to the world: understanding it, loving it and transforming it. The books on meditation we’ll list below can teach you how to do…

The Art of Loving According to Erich Fromm

The legacy of Erich Fromm’s phrases about love continues to inspire us today. Because, when it comes down to it, we have to admit that loving is not always easy. It requires courage,  action, commitment and a high sense of humility…

7 Top Child Psychology Books

Understanding our little ones better is the best gift we can give them as parents or educators. Child psychology is more complex than it may seem. That’s why it’s essential to understand the needs hiding behind certain behaviors, how their emotions…