According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, social anxiety disorder affects 6.8% of the U.S. population, or 15 million people. Social anxiety goes beyond just a tendency to act shy around others; it can completely debilitate the sufferer and make it almost impossible to enjoy social situations. People with social anxiety have an extreme fear of being judged or ridiculed by others, and everyday life can become a constant battle. Many people who…"5 Ways to Help Overcome Social Anxiety"
“ONLY A LIFE LIVED FOR OTHERS IS A LIFE WORTHWHILE.” – ALBERT EINSTEIN In the world right now, we need to make some undeniable changes in order to advance as a species and bring about an environment where all life can thrive. The chaos and destruction we see in our physical world directly reflect the mindset of the collective consciousness; we have literally brought about this world as a result of our thoughts and intentions.…"6 Ways to Be The Change You Want to See In the World"
Ironically, most of us spend at least 12-16 years of our lives in school, yet, we don’t learn much about real life during our time there. Even the new “common core” education doesn’t begin to cover the true knowledge we need as adults to function properly in this world and stimulate our growth, as evidenced by this 4th grader who challenged the conventional system and garnered the attention of the school board in Florida. After…"10 Life Lessons You Weren’t Taught In School"
Let us face it. Regardless of how much progress we make, we will still have bad days. Everyone experiences tough times, bumps in the road and an abundance of negative thoughts from time to time. With so many outside influences affecting our mood, it’s no wonder it’s hard sometimes to stay in a place of positivity. At times, a bad day can seem like the end of the world, and it’s up to us to…"7 Strategies for Dealing With A Bad Day"
How do we go about getting excited about life again? It seems like it should be an easy question to answer, but the reality is it can be a challenge. Before we can tackle getting excited again, we need to understand where our energy is being drained. Everything not in alignment with our highest truth drains our energy, makes us irritable, and wears us down. I bet if you thought about it, you could start…"10 Ways To Make Life Exciting Again"
We’ve all taken a seat on the people-pleasing train a time or two. We do things for people we don’t want to do, we accept an opinion we don’t believe, and we allow others to treat us unfairly so that we can keep the waters calm. All this does is sacrifice our happiness to make someone else happy. While on the surface it may seem smart and even admirable to constantly be doing things for…"5 Times You Need to Stand Up For Yourself"
This life certainly likes to push us to our limits, but sometimes, it all seems like too much and we fall into a black abyss of despair and hopelessness. Feeling broken doesn’t mean that you should just give up entirely, however; it just means you need to take a step back and let those feelings come to the surface. We all feel broken from time to time, because life can seem heartbreaking and terrifying when…"8 Things To Remember When You Feel Broken Inside"
Depression can strike anyone at any given time, but many people keep their feelings hidden. Someone you know could be falling apart inside, but they might appear tough on the outside so they don’t feel like a burden to loved ones, or cause themselves any embarrassment. Depression affects approximately 350 million people of all ages worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. Depression can fluctuate in severity depending on events going on in a person’s…"7 Signs of Concealed Depression"
“Money has never made man happy, nor will it; there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.” – Benjamin Franklin When you reach a certain age, you begin to realize the importance of money. While true that “money can’t buy happiness”, it at least provides some security. Being poor is never something that one strives to attain. Many people who become extremely wealthy often…"10 Things Money Can’t Buy"
Nobody likes listening to a crying child on the plane, but while some people show their annoyance more than others, the person in the most distress is (usually) the mom. She knows that everyone is annoyed with her child, but often there is little she can do to quiet them immediately. Thankfully, sometimes there are good people around who show us that a helping hand can do more good than an angry word. On a…"Pregnant Mom Can’t Get Son To Stop Crying. What Stranger Does Next Leaves Her Stunned"