Psychology

In this category, you’ll find articles related to our mental world like abilities and processes. It contains information on how our thoughts, feelings, and emotions make up who we are and how we learn.

What is Humanistic Psychology?

Humans are complex beings, and there are various factors which can influence our mental health. Our emotions, body, feelings, conduct and thoughts converge and interrelate. Humanistic psychology is a branch of psychology that considers the human being as a whole in order to…

8 Steps to Help You Find Your Passion

Pursue your dreams. Follow your own path. Do what you love. How many times have you heard or read things like that? They are wonderful ideas, but they don’t mean anything if you have not yet defined your dreams, if…

Risk and Opportunity: The Time to Take Flight

Don’t let your dreams be interrupted because of the fears of others, not even those of your own family. Doing so will hurt you and your relationships. Listen to advice, but think of it only as guidance and not as an imposition. He who…

The Secret to Learning New Words

Neuroscientists have discovered the secret to how our brain works when learning new words: by seeing them as figures. People cannot always learn words through spelling and sounding them out (the typical method used when teaching reading). However, it is…

Thought Patterns that Create Anxiety and Stress

Stress can threaten all of us at one time or another as a result of a variety of different events and conflicts. And if these events and conflicts accumulate, they can cause significant threats to our mental health. Although we may overcome…

Recovering from a Mistake

There is no doubt that we are our own worst critics. When we make a mistake, it can take years for us to forgive ourselves for it. When we make a bad decision, the consequences echo in our heads for a long time.…

What Is Codependency?

Codependency is a psychological condition in which one person becomes emotionally attached to another. This is in no way a positive thing. Why can’t you make a decision for yourself? Why do you need to have everything under control and when…

Tips to Control Stress

Stress is one of our worst enemies. You might be stressed from having too many things to do, or from not having enough to do. Either extreme is problematic. When you feel stressed, it’s important to take steps to destress yourself and reach…

Dealing with Insecure People

It is hard to live, work, or establish a healthy friendship with extremely insecure people. How can you? In one moment, they are accessible and forgiving, but the next thing you know they put up insurmountable walls and you can’t…

The Sweetness of Doing Nothing

Not long ago, a 4-year-old child asked me and a few other adults to “enjoy some time laying in bed.” As we all know, a 4-year-old can have more power than four adults combined… so sure enough, we found ourselves all together…

Get Rid of the Thoughts That Hold You Back

Have you ever wanted something, but put limits on yourself so that you can’t reach it? Phrases like “I want to accomplish this, but I don’t have the skill;” “I’m not that bright;” “It takes so much effort,” are thoughts…

Six Myths About Pain

When we lose someone, we really don’t know what we should do. This is because we are taught how to behave in specific situations from a very young age. We were taught how to get things, how to speak…but no one…

12 Social Skills You Need to Succeed in Life

In almost all areas of our lives the ability to interact effectively with others — in other words, good social skills — make a huge difference. Social skills help us navigate social situations, integrate ourselves into groups, and communicate effectively. Maybe you aren’t…

The Mind of a Stalker

We have all heard of “bullying,” most often related to children and adolescents in school. Maybe you have also heard the term “cyber-bullying,” referring to a method of pursuit carried out on the Internet. One step above bullies are stalkers. The term refers…

Strategies to Find Peace and Tranquility

Life is full of stress, struggles and setbacks. We all face these setbacks in one way or another and it’s not easy. However, the normal challenges of life can affect some people’s mental health more than others. For those people, finding peace…

4 Excuses That Keep You From Reaching Your Goals

“I’ll do it tomorrow,” “I don’t have time,” “I’m really not good at it…” You’ve surely said these things to yourself at some point. The problem is, they serve as a wall between you and your goals. Our goals and dreams are our life’s engine.…

9 Secrets to Being More Optimistic

“Selective memory to remember the good, logical prudence not to ruin the present, and defiant optimism to confront the future.”      -Isabel Allende- Optimism is key for setting new goals and reaching them. It also permits us to adapt…

8 Communication Personality Types

“Listen and forget. See and remember. Do and understand.” – Chinese Proverb Tell me how you speak and I’ll tell you what you’re like. It’s well known that our personality directly influences the way we communicate. We’re creatures of habit…

Seasonal Affective Disorder: Do You Know What It Is?

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), also known as seasonal depression or seasonal mood disorder, sounds much like what you think it is. However, it is not always recognized as a disorder by the people who have it. Many people suddenly become sad during certain times…