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Does bragging work?

By bragging, we signal to others that we feel deficient and insecure. It does nothing to move us forward as we’re cloaking the underlying issues rather than addressing them. Even when it’s just part of our job (social influencers take note), it’s likely to negatively affect our mental health and can come at a significant human cost. Inevitably, there’s a price to pay for the brag.

People-pleasers, please stop

How is being a ‘people-pleaser’ different from simply having a desire to be helpful? One could argue that our desire to help others is more or less proportional to our compassion. And that the more we care about people — whether in our family, our community, or the world at large — the greater our desire to help them.

3 Ways to Encourage Aha Moments and Gain Insights

While Oprah didn’t invent the “aha moment,” Google the words and you’ll find no shortage of gifs showing her exaggerated expressions. The aha moment, according to John Kounios, a professor of psychology, is that moment of sudden realization. It’s a phenomenon that’s fascinated psychologists for over a century.