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Facing your biggest fear

Most fear is an illusion of the mind. It distorts, perverts, and falsifies the reality of the moment. Fear often breeds anger and anger turns to hate. It is the fuel of professional deceivers whose messaging is amplified to millions on social media.

The broken modern workplace

The more a job inherently resembles a game – with variety, appropriate and flexible challenges, clear goals, and immediate feedback – the more enjoyable it will be regardless of the worker’s level of development. – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi – Roughly two-thirds of...

Happiness and the power of choice

It appears that by far the major part of our happiness is determined by the way we process the external world and the way we program ourselves with our thought and belief systems. A large body of researchers from the school of positive psychology concludes that it is possible to completely transform a life for the better by changing one’s attitude to whatever you have experienced.

The herd-madness of the crowd

“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”― C.G. Jung There is a famous picture of a single individual with his arms crossed in defiance amid a sea of German dockworkers giving a...

A mental health challenge

The other day I observed a heavily-masked woman in a supermarket in no uncertain terms telling off a customer to keep his distance. A passenger on the plane refused to take his window seat when he found another person sitting next to him. Many people are currently...

The pandemic: A Blessing?

For the first time in our lifetime humanity is faced on a global level by a life-threatening virus. Some people have lost loved ones or all their material resources. So how can a crisis be a blessing? Any type of personal tragedy is always followed by a period of...