Archive for September, 2013

So, What Are the ‘Personality Types’, Really?

Monday, September 30th, 2013

What the ancient and modern worlds can teach us about personality types and how this can help us in everyday life

“You can tell someone’s personality type by what’s written under their hair.” courtesy of quantumdriver

You’ve had or overheard this sort of conversation:

“Jane’s got a new boyfriend!”
“Really? What is he like?

What he ‘is like’, beyond his physical description, refers to his personality type. But what we really mean is “how does he seem/what are your first impressions of him?” We like to know what people are like.

Of course, what we hear Jane’s (or whoever’s) new boyfriend is like depends in part on the personality (and perhaps current mood) of the friend telling us what he is like.

5 Tips for Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Why feeling ‘hunted’ is a paleolithic inheritance, and what you can do to ease anxiety symptoms today

“Generalized Anxiety Disorder? Or just fear?” courtesy of tambako

You’re being hunted. It’s 20,000 years ago. The terrible truth filters into your prehistoric brain: you’ve become separated from your tribe and are alone in a land packed with predators.

You wrestle down panic, but instantly silence is replaced with the sickening howl of an angry wolf. Fear squeezes the breath from you. You feel something is close.

How to Wake Up Bright and Breezy – 6 tips to wake yourself up with zest

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

“Early morning cheerfulness can be extremely obnoxious.” ~ William Feather

Wake up! Come on, get out of bed!

Have you ever noticed that the average amount of sleep people seem to need is always ‘five more minutes’? The dreaded alarm goes off or your partner yells at you to WAKE UP! And it’s “just give me five more minutes” – as if 300 more measly seconds will replenish the awakener all they need for the day ahead.

Of course five more minutes doesn’t make up for a poor night’s sleep, but it does make us feel that we, at least, have time to prepare ourselves for the great launch into the vertical and coherent world of waking life.

Top 5 Ways to Build a Wonderful Life

Friday, September 20th, 2013

1. Live Below Your Means

There will always be temptation to forsake the future for immediate gratification. We all want to buy that new piece of technology, treat ourselves to an expensive night on the town, or take out a loan for the flashy car we can’t afford. It might feel great at the time but rash spending eventually will build and hurt a lot later on.

Enjoy life’s simple pleasures and save as much as you can. Expensive things don’t create lasting happiness and security. Careful spending will bring you greater leisure and enjoyment in the long run.

2. Put Your Money to Work