Personal Growth & Success

How To Recognize And Correct 11 Common Lifetraps

How To Recognize And Correct 11 Common Lifetraps

Jeffery E. Young and Janet S. Klosko researched and developed the following schemes they called “lifetraps” or negative behavior patterns. Although awareness is the first step in understanding our behavior, the solutions in this book ran along traditional lines of psychotherapy and only recommended potential solutions. So this book is about recognizing the traps that may…

10 Secrets Happy People Know (But Won't Tell You)

10 Secrets Happy People Know (But Won’t Tell You)

What’s your happiest memory? When I was in my mid-twenties I suddenly became ridiculously happy. Everything seemed brighter and better than it had ever been before. I delighted in the birds singing, the flowers growing, the blue skyshar, and the joy of being alive. I went on an amazing, natural high. Nothing bothered me. The…

7 Gratitude Exercises To Try Today And Every Day

7 Gratitude Exercises To Try Today And Every Day

The benefits of gratitude are manifold. Studies show that practicing and experiencing gratitude boosts feelings of satisfaction, strengthens our relationships and drives us to help others. Despite these benefits, we aren’t always able to express gratitude, sometimes because we’re too busy, other times because negative feelings overshadow the good in our lives. Here are seven easy exercises that help…

How You Can Become A More Positive Person Each Day

How You Can Become A More Positive Person Each Day

“I want to taste and glory in each day, and never be afraid to experience pain.” – Sylvia Plath I used to love Sylvia Plath. It always seemed like she understood me. There is something deeply beautiful and moving about the thread of sadness in all her poems. When I was stressed and emotional, she…

How To Choose To Overcome And Reframe Failure

How To Choose To Overcome And Reframe Failure

“Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts” – Winston Churchill At 29 years old I found myself broke, living at home (for the third time), unemployed and a failure. I had spent the past two years of my life going through personality tests, panel interviews and…