Today is a sad day for our country and the world.
It is normal and in this case, responsible for you to feel angry at what you are seeing right now.
The reasons for what you are feeling are shared by many if not most, and there are aspects of what is happening right now that may evoke a feeling unique to you at the individual level.
We all believe in different policies, people, ideologies, and come from all possibilities of different backgrounds, race, gender, etc.
Regardless of who you are and beyond all the emotions you feel today, there…
We’re deep into 2020 now and it’s also been a long two years since Google, Apple, and many other big tech hotshots started announcing their Digital Wellbeing initiatives. We’ve even had “The Social Dilemma” go viral on Netflix for discussing the harmful effects of social media.
Regardless of any viral documentary, it’s safe to assume that in this year of pandemic, most of us are now aware of how social media creates an endless flywheel of searching, liking, sharing, commenting, and of course — watching.
These next 4 points discuss ways your internet-connected mobile devices are could be negatively affecting…
In no particular order (and intentionally bolded), here are 10 things that deliberate — and oftentimes — indeliberate solitude has to teach each of us.
The story you’re about to read is character-driven if nothing else.
There is no plot.
There is no endgame.
That’s because this is the story of a community. It cannot be defined as one thing, or by one person.
In this way, all communities are each their own unique “Avengers crossover” movie, as each person in that community brings something different to the table: different backstories, different adventures, and different superpowers.
Therefore, it stands to reason that in any community, there are interweaving plot threads and overlapping character arcs. …
The Buddha’s definition of love is total non-attachment. Yet, according to psychologist Dr. Jordan B. Peterson, Love is “the acceptance of the price of being.” And, by observing American pop culture, love is something to hold onto and give — in other words, it’s a commodity to be exchanged through a currency of affection and acts of grandeur.
While love is hard to define, it can even be harder to experience; love is hard to experience because there’s a lot that comes with it.
Of course, there’s warmth. Then of course there’s pain, complete and utter joy, and even some…
Take a look at this photo.
Look at it again.
Did you feel it?
If not, maybe try looking at it again.
The tiny grain of ecstasy you got from looking at that notification, did you feel it?
So now that I’ve got you thinking about your social media, have you been sure to post today?
If you have, how many times have you counted the number of likes you received?
And your friends? How long have you spent indulging in their lives today?
As you answer these questions, don’t get too caught up in their harsh connotation. …
It’s cliché, but there is no better way to describe growth than the departure from — and the return to — home.
The most classic example of the last century is Tolkien’s The Hobbit. The Hobbit is well, a story of a hobbit — a hobbit is a mythical tiny human race used as a representation of blissful ignorance — named Bilbo ventures outside of his home, defeats the archetypal dragon, and returns with power and wisdom beyond the comprehension of the rest of his gleeful and childish race.
Tolkien’s novel is a grand and fantastical tale. Yet, it is…
After months of preventing myself from producing written content for fear it is not creative enough, I have returned to talk about some recent encounters with the ego.
Which leads me to the question: did I ever really leave?
Depending on which psychologist or spiritual teacher you talk to, the concept of ego can differ. However, you’ll find that in each definition there is a central theme amongst all of them: reality.
In Jungian psychology, the ego is one of two parts that make up the personality.
As you can see in the diagram above, the ego is the center…
Tech has changed how we communicate forever. Lets make sure that peace and love are always a part of the conversation.