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Crossing the Rhine

Two groups of very smart people are looking at the exact same data and coming to wildly different conclusions. Science hates that.

—Katie M. Palmer, …

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Bad Stronger Than Good

“In “Bad Is Stronger Than Good,” an article published in the Review of General Psychology, Roy Baumeister and three other professors of psychology wrote, ‘Bad emotions, bad parents, and bad feedback have more impact than good ones. 23 more words

Treating Yourself with Kindness: On Self-Compassion

For several decades, developing self-esteem in children and adults has been the holy grail of fostering healthy attitudes towards the self. Yet, starting in the early 1990s, criticism arose, pointing towards the absence of positive consequences of having high self-esteem, and highlighting several negative consequences, such as dismissing negative feedback or taking less responsibility for harmful actions. 606 more words

Positive Psychology Insights

Message Monday: Practical Humility


  • In His book Humility C.J. Mahaney offers this definition for humility: “Humility is honestly addressing ourselves in light of God’s holiness and our sinfulness”.
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Ministry Of The Word

The Declutter Bug

The reason why I have not been able to focus as closely as I wanted to on drafting posts for this blog recently is that we have been decluttering. 506 more words


5 Ways to Improve Your Willpower and Reach Your Dreams

“Argue for your limitations and sure enough they’re yours.” ~ Richard Bach

We live in a world of instant gratification. In a nanosecond we can send and receive data, speak to people around the world and have information at our fingertips like never before.

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Beans Are the Perfect Food

No bread, no potatoes. Reduce rice, corn, and pasta. Beans are the perfect food.

We have been asking whether the proposition “Every event has its cause” really leads to determinism and thus pragmatically conflicts with the ordinary human presumption of free will. 1,480 more words

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