Benefits of Therapy You Probably Didn’t Know About

Many of us have a narrow view of therapy. We think it’s solely for navigating clinical depression or severe anxiety or roller-coaster moods. We think it’s only an option when we’re going through a major crisis, a big transition, or a prolonged, persistent period of grief. We think therapy is only an option when relationships […]

The Five Most Common Leadership Styles

Knowing your leadership style is important far before you’re promoted to management. Whether you’re an individual contributor, tech lead, mentor, or supervisor, a clear sense of how you operate best will make you much more effective. It also allows you to adapt your style to the circumstances. Read on to discover the five most common […]

Small Things I Do Every Day to Manage My Depression

Some days you feel well, and other days, darkness envelopes you. You feel achingly sad, or you feel absolutely nothing. You’re exhausted, and every task feels too big to start. You feel weighed down, as though there are sandbags attached to your shoulders. Managing the symptoms of depression can be hard. But even the smallest […]

The Near Win, The Uncertain Goal, and The Value Of Achieving What You Set Your Mind To

  While we might think that there is nothing worse than almost winning, actually, when it comes to our motivation, “near wins” actually add fuel to the fire.   “Motivation,” says Monica Wadhwa of Insitut Europeen d’Administration des Affairs (INSEAD), “is like energy and reward is like direction” (Wadhwa, 2017). And once our motivational energy […]

What Self-Compassion Really Looks Like

We tend to think of self-compassion as being self-indulgent, as coddling ourselves and shirking responsibility. We think it means letting pleasure exclusively dictate our decisions and our days. And we see self-compassion as useless, even harmful. We think that if we put down the whip, we’ll be whittled down to some lazy, slothful, unsuccessful weakling, […]