From the category archives:

Psychological

Playing the Part

September 11, 2009

Last Saturday I had a minor procedure (the details of which I wouldn’t like to get into, cos they ain’t pretty!).
Looking back at the whole experience, one thing stood out as being highly amusing.
When I was told I needed to have the procedure three days before it, a very strange thing happened.
I started to act [...]

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The Right To Be Upset

August 23, 2009

The people around us and the circumstances we face can make us feel upset, angry, frustrated, depressed, annoyed and any other possible negative emotion humans can experience.
And when we experience these emotions we tend to latch on to them.
Why?
Because we believe we’re entitled to experience them.
We have every reason to experience them.
We have the right [...]

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Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

April 28, 2009

This post is written in solidarity with Leo Babauta, who received an email informing him that the phrase “Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway” was copyrighted. Since this phrase happens to be one of my mantras, I disagree with having someone owning the phrase and dictating how and where it should be used. While [...]

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Negative Emotions are Healthy

March 30, 2009

A lot of personal growth advice seems to be based on the assumption that positive emotions (happiness, joy, excitement, etc.) are good and should always be experienced, no matter what circumstances you are living in; and negative emotions (sadness, anxiety, depression, etc.) are evil, harmful and should never be experienced, no matter what your circumstances [...]

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Inflated and Deflated Egos

February 27, 2009

Whenever there is conflict or tension between individuals, be it in a professional environment or a social one, “inflated egos” are usually to blame for the conflict. Some individuals wanted too much attention for themselves, and they were willing to compromise social cohesion in order to make themselves stand out. Many meetings are a complete [...]

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