Is The Little Voice In Your Head Getting You Down?

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Can you hear it? That little voice chattering away in your head? It helps you think about things and can be very useful for getting stuff done. But what does that voice sound like? Does it sound happy or sad? Does it seem to like you or loathe you? Is it mostly positive or punishing?

Stop and listen.

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What The Hell Were You Thinking?

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How many times have you heard that in your life? From your parents, your teachers, your bosses. Everyone seems to be an expert on what you should have done. Sure, you may have screwed up, but who doesn’t? The thing is, YOU may not have been thinking at all. You may have just been mimicking what you saw your parents do or what you saw someone else do.

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The Voices In My Head

We all have a chatter in our minds as we go about our daily routines. Sometimes it’s reminding you of things you need to do, sometimes it’s there to help you solve a problem and sometimes it can be critical and judgmental. (more…)

How do you know if your life is meaningful?

Photo by Brooklyn Morgan

Photo by Brooklyn Morgan

 

Have you begun to question what your reason for being here is? Has your life just become one big routine where each day pretty much looks like every other day?

Sure, there is a sense of comfort in knowing how each day is going to go, but when there is no “spice” or variety in your life, it can leave you feeling like you are just going through the motions and missing out on something bigger.

I find myself constantly questioning whether what I’m doing in life is enough. Should I be doing something different? Should I live somewhere else? Should I meet different people? The “should I’s” list goes on forever. And the “should I” thoughts never seem to shut up.

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Man's Search for Meaning

Man’s Search For Meaning (Beacon Press, 2006)

My next post will feature the work of Viktor Frankl, who was professor of neurology and psychiatry at the University of Vienna Medical School until his death in 1997.

Frankl survived the horror of the Holocaust and emerged from the experience with lessons in how to survive after experiencing tragedy. He found the key to survival was through meaning.

How Your Brain Can Make You Feel Crazy

 

Your Brain Can Make You Feel Crazy

Imagine you are sitting and having a great talk with your best friend and all of the sudden a look of utter terror comes over her face. She screams and runs for cover. What just happened? Is she insane? Then you look over your shoulder to see what her terrified gaze is fixated on and you find yourself joining her in her crazy freak-out moment.

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Do You Know How To Be A Superhero?

I happened to see part of Grey’s Anatomy last week. One of the characters was about to perform a type of risky brain surgery that had never been done. Before she went into the operating room she struck a pose. A superhero pose. She told another character that it has been proven scientifically that if you stand in a superhero pose for two minutes it will help you to (more…)

3 Reasons To Change Your Mind

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Do you ever get the feeling that you’re repeating the same day over and over again? You’re having the same experiences, same arguments, same driver cutting you off, same “giving them the finger”. OK, maybe that’s just me. But if your life has turned into one big “deja-vu”, it may be time to change your mind. Here are three reasons why:

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