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Taming Irrationality: Why We Act Against Our Best Interests

Taming irrationality. Dive into cognitive biases, emotional influences, and brain mechanisms, using Romeo and Juliet as a vivid case study.

Have you ever found yourself making a decision you knew didn’t make sense, but you did it anyway? I know I have, and it’s something we all experience more often than we’d like to admit. In this article, I will explore why irrationality takes hold and what you can do about it. From the quirks […]

Life Without an Inner Monologue: A Journey Into Silent Minds

A young girl who is sad because she experiences life without an inner monologue

Do you have a voice that constantly speaks to you throughout the day? Do you hear the thoughts in your mind without having to vocalize them? For most people, including myself, the answer is a resounding ‘Yes.’ This inner monologue is a constant companion, aiding in decision-making, problem-solving, and self-reflection. However, this inner voice can […]

Rising From the Ashes: 3 Ways Glenn Cunningham Raced to Greatness

Picture of Glenn Cunningham winning mile world record for Passion Struck podcast article

In life, we often find ourselves facing daunting challenges that threaten to derail our dreams and aspirations. Yet, amidst the trials and tribulations, some individuals not only survive but thrive. What sets these resilient souls apart? The answer lies in the potent combination of optimism and determination — qualities exemplified by Glenn Cunningham. Imagine being told […]

Acts of Service: The Secret Ingredient to Discovering Awe

Young girl performing acts of service helping a young boy off the ground

In a world increasingly seeking moments of transcendence and meaning, the concept of awe has never been more relevant. I had the opportunity to interview Dacher Keltner, a distinguished professor at the University of California, Berkeley, who explores this profound emotional experience in his latest book, aptly titled “Awe.” While many of us anticipate awe-inspiring […]

Unshackle Yourself from Shameflammation: How to Identify and Conquer Your Inner Demons

Young women with low self-esteem experiencing shameflammation

At some stage, we all feel shame, yet when it becomes a persistent presence in our lives, what then? That’s where shameflammation comes into play.  The notion of shameflammation is well-supported as emotional manifestations, akin to physical inflammation caused by injury, can result in discomfort, irritation, and even pain. Such emotional responses can make it […]

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