For centuries we have been fascinated by dreams and their meaning. In the end of the nineteenth century psychotherapist Carl Jung, best known for archetypes and the collective unconscious, began to conclude that looking into dreams was opening a door into consciousness and the spirit world. However, there is a science behind what happens during sleep. A research team of scientists at the ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratory in Kyoto, Japan, has explored brain scans while identifying the visual...

by School Of Life on 5 April 2017

A relatively new trend in the realm of pop culture and psychology today, Emotional Intelligence — or EQ — has existed since the beginning of time. According to Psychology Today, the preeminent site for mental health education and information, Emotional Intelligence is defined as an aptitude for identifying and managing emotions, and the emotions of others. To be emotionally intelligent means you possess three primary skills: the ability to analyze interior emotions and the feelings of those...

by School Of Life on 3 March 2017

Do you find it hard to shake off negative energy? Do you sometimes feel like a dark cloud is blocking the sunshine from your life? Do you wake up with crushing feelings of dread that you cannot shake off throughout the day? It happens to all of us at different times in our lives, and it can take some practical solutions to get you back on track! HERE ARE SOME SIGNS THAT NEGATIVE ENERGY HAS BEEN BLOCKING THE LIGHT FROM YOUR LIFE: – A lot of people have been annoying or upsetting you lately. – You...

by School Of Life on 8 December 2016

Monday morning you’re at work, eager to share weekend news. You’re on the lookout for a certain coworker because,  “She’s just so easy to talk with, “ or, “It’s always great when he’s around”. Maybe friends are looking for you, for the same reasons.  What ingredients combine to create this very likable, sought after person? Why the heightened social regard?  On the short list, there are 10 common qualities we can all aspire to achieve. 1. HUMILITY You’re not a braggart,...

by School Of Life on 5 December 2016

Many people find themselves saying “I’m sorry” for things that should never in a million years require an apology – such as declining plans or asking for help. Women are especially guilty of this. How often do you witness a woman apologizing for speaking, feeling, or basically just daring to exist? When we apologize for something like having a preference, voicing an opinion, or even having an allergy, we are telling ourselves and the world that who we are is not okay. This can be damaging...

by School Of Life on 3 December 2016

Introverted people are special, unique, and deeply valuable. Unfortunately, in a world that demands extroversion, many introvert fail to recognize their own worth. They often push themselves to be more social than they are comfortable with and apologize for their true nature. This is not only detrimental to an introvert’s self-image, but can leave them feeling depleted and confused about who they are. Introversion needs to be embraced and celebrated, rather than discouraged. HERE ARE FIVE WAYS...

by School Of Life on 2 December 2016

If you’ve ever noticed a thing or two about interesting people is that they are always boasting of their endless adventures and travels, describing in great detail of the people they’ve met, the places they’ve explored, and all of the things that they’ve learned. These people are always up for a chance to try something new, knowledge is power to them and have a undying hunger to learn more. So what are some of these natural habits that interesting people have in common...

by School Of Life on 1 December 2016

Life is hard as it is just by existing in general and the fact that some of us feel the need to uphold highly unrealistic expectations on each other is ludicrous. Some of us feel that perfection actually does exist out there somewhere in the world, however, we are just unlucky when it comes to finding it. This is not how things work, expecting everyone to be perfect within your image is pure insanity and should never be forced upon others as if that was the only way to truly exist in this world. It’s...

by School Of Life on 29 November 2016

There are thousands of parenting books out there, each one thicker than the last. Ironically, most parents I know do not have the time to read them. We’re all too busy actually parenting, and most of them contain the same brand of kind but ultimately impractical advice anyway. For this reason, the best parenting wisdom is often missed as it sits on the shelf. Luckily for you, I’ve compiled some highlights from the most accessible and authentically written parenting book I have come across....

by School Of Life on 27 November 2016

We have many fears when it comes to the well-being of our children. Will they be safe? Will they be healthy? Will they fit in? All too often, we are focused on outside threats. We forget that the greatest danger to most human beings is internal. The most insidious threats to your child have little to do with a speeding car or a bully on the playground. Watch out for narcissistic personality Detecting narcissism, and other personality disorders, is difficult to do in children. Their brains and...

by School Of Life on 27 November 2016