Open Minds Are More Fun

Healthy conversations are like collaborative dances of stories, ideas, facts and opinions. Free and open-minded exchanges provide opportunities to establish fulfilling intellectual and emotional connections. Rigid or fixed minds are unlikely to allow new ideas to...

Listen

When someone really listens to you with the desire to understand, rather than just waiting to reply, not only does it feel good, it makes you want to speak honestly from your heart. Try it out yourself in your next conversation. Notice if you’re truly listening...

Thoughts Heal and Create

Identifying yourself as an activist who protects the less fortunate can make you feel noble and maybe even righteous. But take a moment to reflect to make sure you’re not using these unfortunate circumstances to strengthen your own ego. Are you actually doing...

Drop the Negative Mind Loop

Sometimes your mind just won’t quit obsessing about an unpleasant issue that may have already passed or one that may very well never happen. Continuous rumination doesn’t help you address the situation more effectively, it merely makes you experience the...

Let It Die

There are a lot of things that are better off dead. Like the tendency to take offense when somebody is giving you feedback. Like feeling superior to others because you do something (anything) better. Or, like being defensive, holding a grudge, feeding your anger or...