"Running into that thing makes our anxiety spike – and we start telling stories in our head about what an inadequate person we are."
Society has long held stereotypical perceptions of how men handle their emotions. Men suffer from antiquated ideas of burying feelings, using alcohol or drugs as a coping mechanism, and even becoming physically abusive to avoid tackling the problem. Obviously, none of these methods are healthy. And perpetuating these stereotypes does nothing to help men find […]
Throughout university, my best friend battled with a fear of failure and repeatedly second-guessed herself. She often considered dropping out and was convinced that she would fail -- even when results day finally arrived
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I'd set myself the daunting self-improvement challenge of running 100 km in a day. Here are the lessons-for-life I learned – the hard way!
I'm full of fear, and I only have myself to blame. Six months ago, I signed a form to say that I would run 100 km in a day. There's clearly only one sensible response to that: why? Well, I wanted to raise money for a children's charity that's close to my heart. But I […]
My wife works as an English teacher in a local community college. She has two co-workers, Kristen and Mark. Both of them are, as she puts it, “really, really bad at math.” They’re both aware of the fact, never more than when they’re tallying test scores or providing statistics for departmental meetings. But they treat […]
"Respectful communication under conflict or opposition is an essential and truly awe-inspiring ability.” – Bryant McGill, American author Crashing a Quad Bike A few years ago I had a quad bike accident. We were on holiday, and we went for an ride in a mountainous forest over very rough terrain. It had rained heavily in […]
As some of you may know, we have discussion forums in the Mind Tools Club. A while ago, I started a conversation about mental health. One of our members, whom we'll call George, replied to say that he was recently diagnosed with a mental health concern. Since then, George has been very generous in sharing […]