Suspicion Is Self-Reinforcing

When we’re feeling fearful, our minds find no shortage of evidence to attach our feelings to and confirm our suspicions. We interpret incoming information and the behavior of others so it fits with our pre-existing perceptions. This changes our attitude and...

Find Something to Like

Imagine perfecting the skill of finding something you can feel grateful for in any moment and in any situation. This appreciation could even be the recognition of what it is you don’t like. Because nothing exists without its opposite, this can help to further...

The Blame Game

When something someone says or does causes us pain, it’s normal to want to blame them for how we feel. We may build up such a monumental mental case about it that, we could even hold that resentment for years. When we resist taking personal responsibility for...

The Benefits of Reinterpreting

Every thought produces a reaction in the body’s physiology. Its magnitude depends on the level of emotional intensity the thought creates. Our physical sensations also create reactions in our minds. Our bodies can bring mental pleasure or pain and our minds can...

Conflict and Drama

If you frequently experience conflict and drama in your life, you might be addicted to the energy and attention it brings. Others don’t cause your feelings, they result from the way you perceive, interpret and react to people and circumstances. There’s one...