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Fear is a Friend Who’s Misunderstood

Fear is a Friend Who’s Misunderstood

I was listening to the radio the other day, and a John Mayer song came on. I was struck by one line in the song: fear is a friend who’s misunderstood. I don’t usually get huge psychological insights from John Mayer, but I thought this line was particularly deep. I...
3 Ways to Turn Off Your Autopilot

3 Ways to Turn Off Your Autopilot

A lot of times in my life, I’m on autopilot. I’m so used to a routine, I go through the motions without even thinking about it. The conscious part of my brain is turned off, and my autopilot is online. I’m going through life, but I’m not aware or mindful of what I’m...
What’s at Risk?

What’s at Risk?

Have you ever been in a situation where you really wanted to make a change, but couldn’t seem to do it? This can be very frustrating. It seems like the motivation to make the change is there, but there is something under the surface that holds you back. What’s at...
6 Strategies to Interpret Your Dreams

6 Strategies to Interpret Your Dreams

Dreams can be fascinating. In the past, psychologists were really into interpreting dreams. Some people claimed they could tell you exactly what your dream meant. They even had guidebooks that associated dream content with various meanings. I think it can be helpful...
Give Your Unconscious Some Time to Work It Out

Give Your Unconscious Some Time to Work It Out

I remember one day, I was struggling with a writing project. I was working on a section of a book, and I was stuck. I didn’t really have a clear direction for where I was going, and I didn’t know what I wanted to say. So, as you might expect, I was making very little...
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

I recently finished reading an interesting book called The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson. The book offers a unique perspective on a problem that many of us struggle with every day. The basic idea behind the book is that we spend too much time and...
It’s Just Coincidence? Pay Attention

It’s Just Coincidence? Pay Attention

We all have things that happen in our lives that we chalk up to coincidence. It might be something odd, unusual, or different from our normal routine. But we usually don’t think too much about it, and we go on about our day. I’m not one for over-analyzing the random...
Persistence and Knowing What You Want

Persistence and Knowing What You Want

Today I want to address two key qualities that are important if we want to reach our goals: persistence and knowing what you want. There’s a story in the Bible about a blind man named Bartimaeus that illustrates both of these points. Then they came to Jericho. As...
One Foot on the Gas, One Foot on the Brake

One Foot on the Gas, One Foot on the Brake

Have you ever been in a situation where you are trying to make a change in your life, but it just isn’t working? Or maybe you find yourself taking two steps forward, but then two steps backward? Sometimes when this happens in my own life, I have noticed that there are...
PLAN to Respond, Not React

PLAN to Respond, Not React

In my life, I spend a lot of time reacting. For example, I might take on too much at work and get stressed out, so I react by going the opposite direction and not talking to anyone for a few days. Or I might start to feel lonely, so I react by calling a bunch of...
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