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...]

How Do You Choose A College Major?

Choosing to go to college is a big decision. Choosing what you want to do with the rest of your life is an even bigger decision. Today, there are so many different types of jobs, and so few job opportunities, that it can be incredibly difficult for a young person to pick through all the options. One’s future is strongly centered on what major he or she chooses to study in college. So, how do you decide what you want to do with your life? The answer is a lot simpler … [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...]

Power of a Positive Attitude

I am going to ask you to something very weird right now. First of all, I want you to listen to your thoughts. Now tell me, what thoughts fill your head? Would you label them as positive, or negative? Now let's say you are walking down the street with these thoughts. Do you think anyone who would meet you would be able to tell you what’s on your mind? The answer to number one is up to you. But, the answer number two can be pretty generic. Although people will not be … [Read more...]

Simple Ways To Improve Your Communication

The Blarney Stone is a historical stone, or actually part of the Blarney Castle in Ireland where it was believed that kissing the stone could grant you the gift of gab. Yeah, it seems strange in this day and age, but who are we to question tradition? There is so much to know about conversation and personal communication that anyone could ever realize. You can spend hours watching talk shows; radio programs; clubs dedicated to public speaking; ordinary conversations; … [Read more...]