Tag Archives: control

5 Quick Steps to Change Any Behavior

As a zoologist by training, I developed the Emotional Mastery techniques found in my new book Change from Within from studying wild animals. Out of this research, and the main way this work differs from other self-help philosophies, is that … r

Every Failure Makes Me Happier

Here’s something you don’t hear every day, right? Which is why you’re probably wondering if I’m for real, or just saying this to get your attention. Actually, it’s a little of both.

You know just as well as I do that failure is nothing to be happy about, especially the minute it happens. Even when it’s something seemingly unimportant like your ice cream falling to the ground, it still doesn’t make you happy. And what about the biggies like losing your job or ending a long-term relationship. r

11 Warning Signs That Your Job Owns You (Without You Knowing It)

If You’re An Employee, Your Job Probably Owns You

Let’s be honest, as much as we want to be defined by our family, friends, hopes, and dreams, in the real world we are largely defined by what we do for a living. That’s nothing new. r

Others opinion

Why You Shouldn’t Care What Others Think About You

Image courtesy of *Zara Who’s in control of your life? Who’s pulling your strings? For the majority of us, it’s other people – society, colleagues, friends, family or our religious community. We learned this way of operating when we were … r


How to Master the Art of Forgiveness

Many people find it hard to forgive. As we go through life, it’s inevitable that we’ll come across people who wrong us in one way or another. From the one who cuts you off in traffic to the one who … r

Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius’ Six Timeless Observations on Life

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus was Roman emperor from 161 until his death in 180. A great thinker, Marcus embodied Plato’s ideal of the philosopher king to a considerable extent. He was a strong emperor, engaging in various wars in defense of the Roman empire for his entire reign, but he was also greatly concerned with social justice and welfare, even going so far as to sell his own possessions to alleviate people’s suffering from famine and plague (from which he died). r