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

An old fashioned liberal arts university education was largely based around teaching students to think for themselves. These days, it’s even more important with fake news, fake anything on the internet, and leaders that blatantly lie to us. The Baha’i Faith strongly encourages people to think for themselves, and toContinue Reading

Besides the first four steps of the Anonymous 12 step programs, the one idea of the 12-step program I find most helpful is living one day at a time. This is not a new idea, as both Jesus said this (Matthew 6:34) and Dale Carnegie wrote about it in theContinue Reading

Take therefore no thought for the morrow, for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. Bible, Matthew 6:34, King James 21 Version. Emotions Anonymous: Just For Today Just for today I will try to live through this day only,Continue Reading

Emotions Anonymous 12 Slogans Let go and let God. You are not alone. One day at a time. Live and let live. First things first. Look for the good. By the grace of God. Know yourself – be honest. This too shall pass. I need people. Keep it simple. IContinue Reading