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How to Overcome Writer’s Block and Rediscover Freedom

You’re staring at that screen. Nothing’s happening. You’re checking, let’s see, email, Facebook, you go back to that empty word file. Now, the negative self-talk begins. Anxiety-You have to finish, and you haven’t even started. Self-Critic-Why in the world did … r

How to Follow a Healthy Mental Diet

Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look. -Shakespeare, “Julius Caesar” I’ve never liked the word or concept of “diet”, because it implies something that’s temporary. In fact, let’s put this eating plan into action, you make it permanent and … r

How to Re-Integrate a Splintered Self

Have you ever felt more voices inside your head than outside on any given day? You’re not alone. Unfortunately, due to unhappiness, trauma, loss, and other issues that cause negativity to our emotional insides, we can break apart and spend … r

6 Ways To Satisfy a Hungry Heart

“…emptiness can never be eliminated, although the experience of it can be transformed.” -Mark Epstein Ever feel out of control? Ever feel so empty you can’t be satisfied? A couple of weeks ago, that’s how I felt. It was the … r

Get Your Self-Talk to Ground Zero and Save Your Life

Whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world. -The Talmud Everybody gets impatient, everybody. But sometimes, that self-impatience crosses a line, and it becomes toxic. I know all about it. I’ve been living it, … r

Max Your Productivity With This Simple Process

Do you begin your day by yelling at yourself because you don’t think you accomplished anything yesterday, so you BETTER double down today? Verbally assaulting yourself before the day’s already begun isn’t much fun, is it? In fact, if you’re … r