I had an amazing introduction to the whole self-help thing. I’d never really even heard of it. Yet, while reading an introduction to neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) book, I felt like I was having revelation after revelation.
It continued for years. I found more books from all sorts of angles. More self-help. I learned about all kinds of therapy. Things really felt like they were changing.
But nothing really was. …
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I’ve come from a place of personal social anxiety, anxiety, occasional depression, low self-esteem and more. Also laziness and lack of direction.
I beat it. I’m better now. I’m happy now. I think better. Things are clearer. I’m still lazy sometimes, but that’s ok.
I want to help others do that. I hope I can provide some great stuff for you that will work for you like it’s worked for me. …
Of course, she wasn’t really there. I was on my bed wearing an eye mask on a magic mushroom journey, there to try to cement my newfound anxiety-free self brought about by sessions on Ayahuasca and MDMA. …
Imagine being on the deck of a 19th-century whaling ship one night, miles and months from home in the cold and driving rain, unsure if your trip will even be worth anything when – and if – you make it home. The world is a pretty crappy place.
Sometimes we just want to stumble across a solution to our problems that’s as effortless as it is effective. When that solution comes along in the form of something I’ve been involved with in both sides of my professional life – psychology writing and movies - I get more excited than I probably should.
Astudypublished in 2020 and updated in January 2021 has shown us just what we wanted to see. …
Often, when we’re feeling stuck, it’s because we can’t see beyond what’s in front of us. Our brains fall into the same old ways of thinking, which can continue indefinitely — unless we find new ways to挑战他们and interrupt the pattern.
If I wanted to visit my sister today, I could jump in the car, drive the 400km, and be there this afternoon. But I have a car, and I’m not a 73-year-old man with health issues, so it’s easy for me.
It wasn’t that easy for Alvin Straight, but he went anyway. His brother was dying and it was his last chance. His only vehicle was his lawnmower, with a top speed of 5mph, or 8kph. The journey from Iowa to Wisconsin would take him six weeks. And it wasn’t without mishap.
Humans are amazing, aren’t they?
Alvin Straight was no stranger to difficulty. At 73, he suffered from various health conditions including diabetes and lung problems, and had served in the US Army in Korea. Because of his failing eyesight, he wasn’t allowed to drive a car. His brother, Henry, lived 390km away in Wisconsin. …
We’re stuck in our habits. That’s ok. That’s how humans work. But it’s also good to break out of them and try new things, and a great way to do that is to see how others live — and people live very differently on the other side of the world.
Instead, we opt for the easy route of a steady job and scrolling social media. But what if we didn’t? What if we wanted to step into that more fascinating and beautiful life?
孩子们对一切都很着迷。他们想知道一切如何运作。他们问为什么？eternally. They just want to know what things are and how they work. That’s how it is for a child. As an adult we lose that because we already know, and have other things to think about. But做we already know? …