Expressing Gratitude

Humans are social creatures and are hardwired to look towards social relationships in their pursuit of happiness. Gratitude is key in this equation because it facilitates contentment and reciprocal behavior. However, it often seems that we have so ...

Sep 17

Categories: Relationships & Marriage, Self-Care / Self Compassion, ...

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Expectations vs Outcome

Do outcomes eventually match our expectations? Some people say that we should not expect too much because then it is easier to be disappointed. However, recent studies have demonstrated that expectations may very well translate to the corresponding ...

Sep 12

Categories: Child Development, Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, ...

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Ways to improve Self-Esteem

There are days when we feel so good as though nothing can bring us down, but there are also days when we feel like a failure and everything is falling apart. It is normal for everyone to experience fluctuations in our self-esteem. The following are ...

Sep 7

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Adult psychological ...

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Imposter Syndrome

This article talks about a psychological condition called Imposter Syndrome, when people cannot recognize their achievements.

Sep 4

Categories: Adult psychological development, Health Psychology, Self-Confidence, ...

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The Brain and Resilience

This article explores the new associations found between the brain, individual resilience and anxiety.

Sep 3

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Adult psychological ...

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The Power of Silence in Conversation

This article highlights key findings that show that simply allowing more time and space in conversations would actually go a long way in fueling more conversation.

Sep 3

Categories: Other, Self-Confidence

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A Surprising Psychological Finding on How to Get Moving

The usual advice that one would hear after complaining of a lack of motivation would be to look at someone else who is already successful and established in that field for that boost of motivation and inspiration to get yourself off the couch and on ...

Aug 27

Categories: Self help groups, Self-Confidence

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How to overcome shame in seeking help?

Shame is commonly experienced by people with addictions, and can be a roadblock to recovery from mental disorders. Being ashamed of oneself can hinder self-acceptance and getting help. People feel ashamed of themselves when they feel inadequate and ...

Jul 3

Categories: Addictions, Mental Health in Asia, Self-Confidence

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The Most Irrational Self-Enhancing Bias of All: Belief In Our Moral ...

Most of us believe that we are more intelligent, harder-working and better at anything in particular, than average. When it comes to certain moral qualities, our personal sense of superiority is so inflated, research suggests. Even jailed criminals ...

Nov 30

Categories: Other, Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem

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Six Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem

Good self-esteem helps us tide through challenges in life, and allows us to enjoy life on good days. If you are feeling less confident than usual, here are a few ways to boost your self-esteem.

Jul 17

Categories: Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem

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3 Mantras to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

Social media can be tough. We're scrolling through Facebook and we start comparing ourselves to other people's seemingly better lives. We start telling ourselves that we are less successful than others. Here are three suggestions to deal with these ...

Jul 12

Categories: Self-Care / Self Compassion, Self-Confidence

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How Self-Compassion Can Help You Heal Your Inner Critic

Guest writer Dr. Mari Kovanen explains how you can use self-compassion to change your negative self-talk, heal your inner critic, and ultimately create a pathway to a healthier self-image and stronger relationships.

Jun 8

Categories: Self-Care / Self Compassion, Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem, Self-Love, ...

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To find the right person, BE the right person

It is difficult - if not impossible - to find true love and true friendship until we love ourselves and are a friend to ourselves first. Here are five ways to cultivate a relationship with yourself today.

May 22

Categories: Happiness, Self-Care / Self Compassion, Self-Confidence, Self-Love

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How to Respond to Naysayers without Compromising on your Self-worth

There will always be naysayers or people trying to put us down. Here are some strategies to help you learn to live with the harshness of their words, or to let their comments roll off your back.

Apr 26

Categories: Self-Confidence, Self-Criticism, Self-Doubt

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Researchers have identified a series of psychological changes that ...

Science now suggests that how we dress may just be the difference between giving ourselves the extra edge in our professional and personal lives.

Apr 19

Categories: Self-Confidence

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