My Most Popular Life Lessons and Personal Development Articles
An index with quick links
I Went to the Famous Healer From “Eat Pray Love” and It Was Utterly Bizarre
Don’t trust the hype, trust yourself.
To Find Self-Love, See Yourself Through Someone Else’s Eyes
People like you a lot more than you think.
Being a Quitter Is One of the Best Ways to Approach Your Life
How my German culture helped me rethink toxic persistence
You Can’t Rely on Chance, So Commit to Slow Change Instead
If you want positive change, don’t wait for lightning.
You Have a Choice, You’re Just Afraid to Make the Right One
The biggest lie we tell ourselves is that we don’t have a choice.
How to Clean Up a Big Mess
Lessons from the current state of the USA, my bathroom, and Julius Caesar
Why Fiction Is Important to Humanity — and Good For You
Benefits based on science and experience.
Gaslighting: What It Is and How to Stop It
Discover 3 powerful cures for greenlighting, including one you have never heard of.
The Biggest Life Questions to Ask Yourself Are Also the Most Basic
Lessons from the creator of my favorite show (and my friend, a therapist)
Find the Stillness Within, Like the Burning Monk Who Lived There
The solution is inside, not outside.
Are You a Lighthouse or a Battleship?
Only lighthouses can create a separate peace — even in the midst of war.
You Don’t Need to Go to Bravery Boot Camp to Become Dauntless
What I learned from YA fiction and flying knives.
Why You Need to Share Your Gifts as Soon as You Can
A crucial life lesson I learned from a digital “freak accident.”
Life Is Full of Mystery. Embrace It… It’s Not a Problem to Be Solved
What all the maps are missing.
We’re All Addicted to Bad News; Here’s How to Stop
What I learned from my 5-year news experiment
How to Be Audacious When You’re Scared
You don’t need to be ready, you just need to be prepared
5 Awe-Inspiring Quotes for When You Need a Little Inspiration
How to quickly feel better through the power of awe.
Being Patient in a World of Instant Noodles
“ I worked half my life to be an overnight success, and still it took me by surprise.” ~ Jessica Savitch
How to Jumpstart Desire to Have the Best Possible Life
If a cerebral, German lawyer can do it, so can you!
Dragon-Slaying Revisited: How to Face a Trial by Fire
“People who deny the existence of dragons are often eaten by dragons. From within.”
4 Powerful Ways to Let Go of the Past so You Can Be Happy Now
Because not all of us can wake up on a space ship without any of our memories.
How to Embrace Reduction in a World of Excess
Cut down on these things to bring about peace in your life.
A Three-Step Guide to Using Negative Situations to Your Advantage
How to get from victim to sage mode, even when you don’t feel like it.
How to Know You’re Taking on Too Much and How to Solve It
Lessons from a legendary sorcerer.
Take It From Nature: This Is How to Change Things for the Better
If nothing helps, here’s why and what to do about it.
7 Overlooked Characteristics of Responsible Adults
Adulthood is a developmental stage, not a number.
Should You Really Trust the Hype about Habits?
Insights straight from the habit coach’s mouth.
2 minute reads:
Do It Imperfectly (But Do It)
Lessons from the world’s most imperfect retreat in the history of retreats
You’re (Probably) Not Thinking Small Enough
“… with a lever, I can move the whole world.”
Words to Change Your Life: 9 Powerful Mini-Sentences for You
Add them to your vocabulary.
How to Discover Your Next Big Move in Life
It’s time to stop overthinking and start island hopping
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