Self Improvement Category

Self-improvement is something we should all be working on. In this section are articles, commentary and advice to help make you (and your day) just a little better. Enjoy.

Get Your Life Into Balance With The Wheel of Life

There is a tool life coaches use to help their clients find life balance. The tool is referred to as the “Wheel of Life”. This tool has been adapted over the years, but has been said to resemble the Bhavacakra (Wheel of Becoming), a symbol found in Tibetan Buddhist art. The Buddhist wheel’s outside edge represents the continuous cycle of life, but that is where its similarity with the Western culture’s Wheel of Life ends. The Western … [Read more...]

Social Anxiety: The Intense Fear of Judgment?

There are thousands of people worldwide who suffer from social anxiety, also known as social phobia, yet there is no single, agreed upon cure for this mental illness. Sufferers can learn to recognize and take a certain amount of control over the symptoms. Some with social anxiety seek out cognitive-behavioral therapy and medication that regulates the brain chemistry. However, it may not be necessary to get medical treatment. It depends on the severity of the anxiety. … [Read more...]

Pros and Cons of Dating Versus Being Friends

Have you ever fallen in love with one of your friends? Or at least started to like them enough to consider dating them? If you have, then you’re not alone. Many people become confused when the line between friendship and romance blurs and are faced with choosing between remaining friends or starting to date. However, before making a decision, it is smart to consider the pros and cons of dating versus being friends. Many people who start to date their friends actually … [Read more...]

Dealing With Sorrow And Avoiding Depression

While the term depression has been commonly used that people tend not to take it seriously anymore, it is a very serious condition that could impair one’s life. Depression is very difficult. It can debilitate one’s normal functions, making even the most mundane tasks such as getting up from bed or eating breakfast seemingly difficult. It is sad to think that a lot of depressed individuals are not treated because of the high costs of therapy. However, coping … [Read more...]

Tips On Maintaining Self Esteem

So how do you stay calm, composed and maintain self-esteem in a tough environment? Here are some tips you may to consider as a starter guide to self improvement. Imagine yourself as a dart board. Now imagine the negative people and situations around you as darts. These darts, negative people and situations can stick to you and will destroy your self esteem and pull you down in ways you never considered. Don’t let people or situations stick to you, drag you down … [Read more...]