Tag Archives: self growth

How To Find A Mother Figure When Your Mom Has a Mental Illness

My name is Ally Golden and I wrote my memoir, A Good Soldier, about my relationship with my mother, who suffered from Borderline Personality Disorder. Because of her disease, my mother and I never had a normal relationship. The love … r

The Innerer Schweinehund – Protect your Lifetime

A Dangerous Parasite There is an underestimated yet amazingly dangerous parasite around. Here in Germany, we call it “Innerer Schweinehund” [ˈɪnərrɐ ˈʃvaɪ̯nhʊnt]. People all over the world are infected, some of them know it, but most of them do not. … r

6 Strategies for Becoming Less Defensive

If you’ve ever been accused of getting defensive or going on long tangents to prove a point to no end, then maybe you have a quick-to-react personality. Maybe someone told you that you get defensive all the time and you … r

Why? 3 Ways Asking Questions Transformed My Life

Why Me? Why am I here? For many months, I set aside a few minutes every day to ask myself this question, Determined to discover the source of my soul, I entered further into my inner awareness, cutting through confusion … r

Self-Assessing Your Degree of Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a wonderful practice for everyone to participate in. Anyone can practice mindfulness during waking hours, regardless of surroundings. Sitting in silence for five minutes on a daily basis has been shown to have significant effects on lowering the … r

Happiness in the Sunset

Accelerate your Happiness with these 14 Steps

There’s this underlying sentiment, subtly propagated through media that we first need to achieve something notable, to prove that we’re ‘enough’ and happy. But the biggest breakthrough we could ever make in our lives is to cultivate the habits, which … r