“The mind has a mind of its own.”

The Paradox of Proficient Striving

This is the paradox of proficient striving: those who put their whole heart and soul into realizing a vision, a passion or a project —while actually enjoying the process—can do so because they are unattached from the outcome. They view life as play, and the pursuit of passion as an end in itself.

Special Considerations for Women’s Mental Health

“Many marriages break up over hormonal imbalance, which is truly sad because it comes from a lack of understanding. When hormones are put back in balance… a woman or man resumes their normal life of feeling good and having days filled with quality.” Suzanne Somers I’ll never forget that painful hour I spent listening to […]

Metta Human & The Anti-Show Podcast: #6 Mental Health in the COVID Dystopia

“What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.” – Glenn Close ABOUT THIS EPISODE Sean and Dave get real about their mental health during the last six months, and the self-care strategies they’ve deployed. Later, psychology researcher Saba from the University of Ottawa talks to Sean about the ways that COVID exacerbates […]

Avoid Catching Apathy, The Emotional Plague

Apathy is a resignation of the self. It swaddles you in safety, but it does so by alleviating you from the desires and drives that caused you pain. It drives a wedge between who you are – your burning innate desires – and your conscious mind. So you are outwardly – and even inwardly – convinced that you truly couldn’t care less about your own life.

MVP Morning Routine: How to Wire Yourself to be in a Consistently Good Mood

Why aren’t people naturally happy? Being a modern human is a balancing act. We are constantly shuffling between responsibilities, and I’ll admit I wouldn’t mind an assistant for my own life. Sometimes life is just loud; sometimes it’s just a lot to deal with. But there’s also the misconception that humans are wired for happiness. […]

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