A place to develop self-awareness

We write about many areas of self-improvement and psychology. But we do so with the main intention of promoting self-awareness. It’s the first step to creating a better life because you can’t change what you can’t see.

And if we’re honest, most of us spend more time than we realize, oblivious to our thoughts and decisions. The problem is that unchecked thoughts often run rampant and push us toward less-than-ideal choices.

It’s like driving at night with your headlights off – which is a disturbing thought. But what makes matters worse is that you’re unaware. So an accident is inevitable – it’s just a matter of time. And when you crash, you won’t know why – so this undesirable situation can repeat itself!

How we write

We strive to reveal the whole picture.

We don’t just mention one dimension of concepts, like the upsides. We also list the downsides, limitations, and paradoxes. A more complete picture allows you to make better decisions. So, for example, if you’re reading about productivity tips – we’ll mention when these tips might not work.

We like to expose common myths.

You’ve probably heard that you should “follow your passions” to increase your chances of success. But, did you know earning money for things you naturally enjoy can turn them into a chore?

We write in concrete terms.

We don’t write obscure advice like “just be yourself.” What if you know there are certain things that you should change about yourself? This isn’t a bad thing. You can find comfort in the fact that you can be more than who you are now. You can improve.

We write in-depth.

We don’t list isolated pieces of advice like “live in the present moment.” By itself, this isn’t helpful because it’s missing the “how” – which in this case isn’t straightforward. Ironically, the more you try to live in the present by enjoying this moment – the more it can elude you. It’s like trying harder to sleep (let’s see how that goes).

We provide practical tips.

These are simple options that you have a chance to maintain rather than sensational promises that tend to crumble over time. An example that comes to mind is: “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.” Perhaps you can think of this before your next job interview (just in case you aren’t nervous enough).

We use credible sources.

This includes, but isn’t limited to, Psychology Today, American Psychological Association, Frontiers in Psychology, PubMed, and ScienceDirect.

Website Contributors

Ryan Roby

Co-founder

Lindsay Schwartz

Contributor

Alisha Verly Jensen

Contributor