It is your best friend’s birthday and she has invited you over for dinner and a small get together with her closest friends. You accept the invite with great joy and immediately panic on what to bring her. After giving it a bit of thought, you remember that she has a love for red wine, […]Read more "How Expectations Shape Your Reality"
It’s a Tuesday night and your good friend calls you to come to the gym and play basketball. You don’t really have much to do and you haven’t played in a while so you agree to come. You get to the gym and almost immediately get thrown into a pickup game. Your team is down […]Read more "Can’t Buy My Love: Market Norms vs Social Norms"
As you make your routine visit to the grocery store to stock up on food for the week, you suddenly remember that you need laundry detergent. You make your way to the appropriate isle and suddenly you are parting a sea of hundreds of various laundry products. You aren’t very brand loyal to any certain […]Read more "Somatic Markers: It’s Your Choice?"
When you wake up in the morning what do you do? Do you immediately jump in the shower to start your day feeling clean of yesterday’s problems? Or do you feel the need to immediately make your bed as tidy as possible? Whatever it is you do, do you ever question why you feel the […]Read more "Rituals & Superstitions: Fighting for Control"
Growing up I was always told by my teachers and by mass media to “think outside the box.” In order to be considered creative, an idea had to be beyond the current constraints that surrounded it. While it can be beneficial to think outside the box, I learned as I grew up and went through […]Read more "Think Inside The Box"
Self-Actualization According to American psychologist Carl Rogers is, “The curative force of psychotherapy. Man’s tendency to actualize himself, to become his potentialities…to express and activate all the capacities of the organism.” To become a Self-Actualizer means you have had the enlightenment of realizing your full potential and you are acting on it. You are taking […]Read more "Self-Actualizers: Jalal Lewis"
Tis the season of empty resolutions. As you look back on 2016, you cannot help but to think about all of the missed opportunities for improvement. You tell yourself “Next year will be different. Next year I will get fit!” You whip out your iPhone and go to the calendars app and touch January 1. […]Read more "Instant Gratification: Why You Aren’t Living Your Dreams"