The Fallacious Nature of Fame

Most of us have fantasized about being famous. Being admired and recognized by the masses for some special ability or beauty can seem sublime. However, beneath the aspiration for large scale, public recognition is actually the desire for self-love. Many who’ve...

Visualizing and Feeling

Before we get what we want, we must know what we want. But knowing what we want isn’t so straightforward. Even if we do know, we can’t be sure it will actually make us happy. Many times we get what we thought we wanted only to find out it included elements...

Fantasies of the Perfect Future

We all deal with the magic and insecurity associated with not knowing what the future holds. We dream of a future time in which we can relax and enjoy ourselves happily ever after. The only problem is, this vision doesn’t relate to reality. The world is...

Eat Dessert First

Since simple carbohydrates digest more quickly than complex carbs or protein, one could argue that eating dessert first might prevent some of the problems associated with simple carbs fermenting while waiting for slower foods to digest. One could also say there are...

Self-Consciousness vs. Self-Awareness

When we’re self conscious, we place too much emphasis on how others think of us and not enough on how we view ourselves. We want them to like us, but that’s not up to us. Our personal well-being doesn’t come from others. It comes from increased...