• Personal Development

    Why it’s better to be present than positive

    “Everything you need will come to you at the perfect time.” “You are the author of your life!” “Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable.” “Live more, worry less.” Does anyone else ever get sick of these “inspirational quotes”, or is it just me? As humans, we are wired to automatically focus our attention on the negative.┬áDon’t get me wrong, it’s obviously way better to approach life with a positive outlook.┬áBut sometimes, being positive is just plain exhausting. Research shows that optimistic people are healthier, live longer lives, and are happier overall. But there’s also something to be said for feeling really shitty when you need to, and then…

  • Personal Development

    3 smartphone apps for self development

    We all know what a huge distraction our smart phones can be. I confess I have wasted countless hours of my life scrolling through Instagram and Facebook. (OK, maybe it’s not a complete waste — I consider the meme below to be an excellent use of my time. You know what they say, laughter is the best medicine!) I’m betting for most people reading this, checking your phone is one of the first things you do after you wake up — am I right? I’m definitely guilty of it. Breaking the phone habit is extremely hard to do. So what if we used our phone to our advantage instead? There…