Category Archives: Psychology

Grit: the missing puzzle piece

She was sitting at the table for whole 15 minutes, which for her is already a very long stretch of time. Sighing and whining our daughter was struggling through cursive letters; until finally she angrily dropped the pen. She was fuming and downhearted. That “stupid cursive” failed to obey her. 

“Why can’t you just immediately know how to do it right?!”, — she shouted, her eyes filled with sadness. 

Indeed, why can’t you?… Continue reading Grit: the missing puzzle piece

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From behind the mask

Have you noticed that even those people who are shy and reserved in real life, who tend to abstain from engaging in a debate, happen to actively voice their opinions on the web?

How many “anonymous” comments have you seen recently? Were they harsh, judgemental and maybe even cruel? Probably. At least much more so compared to the ones voiced out loud, in real life.

Allow me to give you some food for thought: Continue reading From behind the mask

5 winners of 2017: most read posts of the year

The end of the year is a traditional time for some reviews and conclusions. Although it is actually always a good moment to revise and draw conclusions… Just that on other occasions there seem to be more excuses not to – LOL. Anyways, let me follow the trend and give you my top 5 articles of the year – the ones read close to 2K times and which triggered some truly interesting conversations with my readers (whom I am sincerely grateful for, as I always love exchanging opinions!).

Et voila! Here are the “winners”:

  1. The most read article of the year on the blog is “How to boil a frog?” — a story of how I managed to persuade my mother to allow me to buy a car despite her categorical “no” (and how to get those “mission impossible” type of outcomes in general)
  2. The “silver” medal goes to the article, which talks about the dangers of goals, or more precisely “Why achieving goals could screw up your life?
  3. Two completely opposite reasons of our procrastination with introducing change in our lives is discussed in the third most read of 2017 — “Why are we so afraid to try?
  4. To read about some of my sweet African memories and how elephants made me understand how much more enriching a life can be if you never lose excitement and never cease to be grateful — have a look at “The elephant effect“.
  5. And finally — the article published in 2016 which remains to be one of the most read also this year is “Getting to know yourself” — a collection of links to free online resources for psychological tests, which I believe are truly good to know, especially if you are interested in self-development and in self-awareness in general.

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Are you saying yes to life or simply unable to stop relentless doing?

Today I am happy to present yet another great post by Dasha Lukiniha, where she explores the inner motivation behind saying “yes” to whatever comes your way, shares her personal journey and asks important questions to ponder about. Please welcome “Are you saying yes to life or simply unable to stop relentless doing?” by Dasha Lukiniha.

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P.S. and make sure you also check her previous article on the Power of Intention – here; as well as her own blog “Where to next?” – here.


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To comment or not to comment?…

You think you are entitled to opinion. Fair assumption. However, what some people tend to forget is that having an opinion and voicing an opinion are two completely different things.

On social networks you come across this all the time. Someone asks what are the best cartoons to show to a two-year old and receives a bunch of comments expressing strong negative opinions about screen time for toddlers. Or someone asks very specific question about starting a blog on wordpress com (or wix or whatever else) and gets tons of comments from wordpress org evangelists. Examples are endless!

Also in real life, Continue reading To comment or not to comment?…