Why it’s better to be an introvert: 5 reasons you’re enough

Sometimes it seems like the world was made for extroverts. An introvert has to wear a social mask to get anywhere in business or in life. We’re made to feel weird or deficient in some way because we don’t rush to fill every silence. But research over the last several years has shown that extroverts …

Fear and its negative effects and how to overcome them 4 ways

Fear is a universal emotion. We all feel afraid at times and the symptoms can be both mental and physical. We’ve all felt the sweating, rapid heartbeat, and adrenaline rush that accompanies fear. Or you’ve experienced dry mouth before or during a speech. Perhaps even stomach pain, nausea, and difficulty breathing, if public speaking is …

Romance scammers more common than you think: How to protect yourself

Women make up 82% of victims of romance scammers. In spite of this fact, the media is saturated with stories about female grifters who dupe both men and women. This is a curious bias and hugely misleading reporting. It gives women the false sense that men are no worse than women in this area. This …

How to know when you can trust someone: 3 ways

Do you ever have the feeling you can’t trust someone but you’re not sure why? Something about that person makes you close up and refuse to share. Or perhaps you’re never sure whether plans with them will materialize because they’re unreliable. I’ve had friends like that. Brene Brown started researching the topic when her daughter …

Apologizing too much? 5 reasons we say sorry and how to stop

Have you ever found yourself apologizing for things that weren’t your fault? Once, while walking with my daughter, a man jostled her in his rush to get by on the city sidewalk. “Sorry,” she muttered to no one in particular, as he had already passed. She then sagely asked herself, “why did I say sorry? …