Things Aren’t Not Always As Simple As They Appear

We have a tendency to overestimate the extent to which we understand things. This is called the knowledge illusion. My presentation of the concept itself is a  perfect example of this human error: After reading a book about the knowledge illusion I feel adept to share and summarize the concept. But in actuality my understanding … Continue reading Things Aren’t Not Always As Simple As They Appear

Why Me Against the World is Really You Against Yourself

You should advocate on your own behalf. Advocating for yourself is the basis of self-care. But a part of self-care is recognizing that you can’t do it all on your own. Trying to take on the world by yourself will eventually lead to your own demise. There is a strong association between social support and … Continue reading Why Me Against the World is Really You Against Yourself

“Why am I here?!”

  You can find your purpose in the most trivial jobs by changing the way in which you think. Previous research has shown that there is a negative correlation between purpose, meaning in life, and job satisfaction [1].  This means that when you find your work to be meaningful you are more likely to be … Continue reading “Why am I here?!”

Embracing Your Scars to Overcome Them

An emotionally scarred person. The descriptor alone can be off putting... emotionally scarred:  [eh-mow-shun-nah-lee skard] - to be marked or affected greatly by past experiences. DISCLAIMER: Emotional scars are not always indicative of mental illness. The number of life experiences that can lead to emotional scarring can not be quantified. Emotional scars often go undetected … Continue reading Embracing Your Scars to Overcome Them

How to Invest in Yourself When You’re Broke

You  have the potential to invest in yourself even when you only have $1 to your name. Investing in yourself is costly, but you can pay with effort if your funds are lacking. Here are four tips in four minutes that will last you a lifetime: 1) Listen to your dreams. Literally. Your subconscious speaks to you … Continue reading How to Invest in Yourself When You’re Broke