4 Reasons Why Most People
Give up on Personal Development

Many people have good intentions when they take up personal development. Get healthy. Stop arguing so much with the spouse. Be more positive. Follow passion. But most people give up on personal development too soon, because: They started for the wrong reasons, They picked the wrong course of action, They avoid experiencing their negative emotions, […]

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Personal Development Inflates Your Ego

Personal development isn’t just about the good. As you improve your life, attitude, and relationships, you also develop a bigger ego. (Not that ego is inherently bad.) As you learn what works, you start to notice that your new knowledge and skill sets set you apart — from everyone else who’s either still struggling, or […]

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75 Nice Things People Say
to Shut Up Your Feelings

“How did your day go?” “It was horrible.” “Aw, cheer up. It’ll get better soon!” “Cheer up” means, “don’t feel the way you do.” It’s not the same as, “I’m sorry to hear that.” Or, “Can I do anything to help?” Or even, “I hope you feel better soon.” Tweet

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17 Ways Mindfulness Meditation
Can Cause You Emotional Harm

Mindfulness meditation is not a fad, say journalists, celebrities, psychologists, and even transhumanists. But what writers, researchers, clinicians, teachers, and practitioners won’t tell you. Is that there are seventeen hidden dangers of practicing mindfulness meditation. Tweet

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A Dangerous Link Between
Buddhism & Science

Scientists can have religion too. Besides scientific dogma, that is.) You don’t have to believe in souls or reincarnation to follow Buddhist principles. The Buddhist conception of reality (and human nature) appeals to many scientists, including psychologists and transhumanists. Why? Tweet

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Warning: Mad Scientists May
Force You to Be Happy

Want quick and easy happiness? Think science can get you there? Don’t fall for the propaganda. Notions of quick and easy happiness are part of an effort to demonize “negative” emotions. Many and varied groups push to eliminate negative emotions, thoughts, and experiences, and accentuate the positive. Tweet

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Trans Resister Radio to Interview Melissa Karnaze January 4th

I’m excited to be a guest on an upcoming show of Trans Resister Radio. On Tuesday, January 4th at 2:30pm PST you can listen to the live show on Trans Resister Radio. You can also tune in after the show is recorded. Tweet

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Happy Holidays from Mindful Construct!

Mindful Construct is over two years old now! To be honest, I’ve lost track of the time and the article count. All I know is that I’m super lucky to have such wonderful readers with which to discuss topics that matter to me. Tweet

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Mindful Echoes from 2010

This past year, I’ve really enjoyed writing about topics that matter to me. And I thank you for reading, thinking, and talking about these topics with me and other readers. Last year you shared some amazing insights through your comments. This year you amazed me again! Tweet

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