Who You Hang With

Who we spend time with has a profound effect on our lives. Those who judge and criticize, no matter how they dress it, are not doing anyone a favor. People who perceive imperfections in others are often seeking to strengthen their own identity in hopes of feeling...

Are You Unconsciously Critical?

If our parents were highly critical, we probably developed the same habit. Even though it’s unpleasant and makes us feel bad, it takes a concerted effort to change this conditioned behavior. Chronically characterizing problems in our relationships as the other...

Judgment Serves No One

Our egos love to judge and criticize others because it makes us feel superior. But the good feeling eventually backfires and makes us feel bad about ourselves. That’s because our subconscious mind doesn’t distinguish who the negativity is directed toward....

Conditioning Controls Us

Our unconscious childhood conditioning often causes us to behave in ways that don’t serve us. If we were harshly judged or criticized by our parents, we’ll most likely do the same to others. If we felt neglected, we’ll probably find it difficult to...

Our Words Matter

The way we speak to one another informs the quality of our interactions. Even though it takes more work to concern ourselves with how our words land on others, the effort is well worth it. Sometimes our unconscious conditioning causes us to express ourselves in ways...