Values clarification might be quite timely for some people, who are rethinking their life because of the circumstances of Covid-19 and being less busy. Some self-help books, especially those found in the business section of the bookstores, focus on the idea that you are the captain of your ship, andContinue Reading

“Rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path. Those who do not recover are people who cannot or will not completely give themselves to this simple program, usually men and women who are constitutionally incapable of being honest with themselves. There are such unfortunates. TheyContinue Reading

My idea is that if I can do 1% more each day, then the results will accumulate. Or if I can’t do 1%, then I’ll strive to do 0.01%, or at least try not to go backward. I got this idea from the first part of Michael Alden’s book 5% More. Anyone who was struggled with depressionContinue Reading

Knowing yourself has many benefits, which I will be blogging about in the near future, including making wiser big-life decisions like career choice, partner, where to live, whether to have children, and so on. The first personality test, Myers-Briggs, is the most popular, and has been around for decades. ItContinue Reading

Understanding yourself is actually a difficult task, if you are going to be thorough about it, and in this blog I will explain why I believe that. Freudian self-defense mechanisms were initially started by Sigmund Freud, and then later more fully developed by his daughter Anna Freud. They are asContinue Reading

Dr. Roberts Emmons, a professor at the University of California Davis, as explained in this 4 minute Youtube video, designed an experiment that showed that people who keep a gratitude journal and express gratitude are much happier than those who don’t. He also wrote the book The Gratitude Effect. SoulContinue Reading

“Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.” (Stephen Covey, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People) This is a great quote because it seems to encapsulate Covey’s message of his book so well. HabitsContinue Reading

Making decisions is a serious business, not only setting the stage for the direction of our lives, possibly setting us up for success or failure, but also a very important part of problem-solving. In fact, several books and websites I’ve seen, like mindtools.com, seems to treat problem-solving as mainly aContinue Reading

I have read in several self-help books on mental health, like Edmund Bourne’s Anxiety and Phobia Workbook, the importance of physical health when dealing with a mental health challenge. From my experience, and from what I have heard or read, the person is a combination of several factors: mental, physical,Continue Reading