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Emerging Blogger: RDB (An Experiment with Vulnerability)

This post is by RDB of An Experiment with Vulnerability. Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels 2021: Challenge Accepted There is so much I could say about 2020, but honestly I don’t know if there’s anything left that hasn’t been said. It was a weird year. In order to survive, and as a collective, humanity had to make… Continue reading Emerging Blogger: RDB (An Experiment with Vulnerability)

What is... insights into psychology series
Insights into Psychology

What Is… Self-Efficacy

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is self-efficacy. Essentially, self-efficacy refers to our belief in our ability to get shit done.  Or, for a more textbook definition, there's this quote from psychologist Alfred Bandura: "Perceived self-efficacy refers to belief in one’s agentive capabilities, that… Continue reading What Is… Self-Efficacy

book cover: The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
Book Reviews

Book Review: The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown

The Gifts of Imperfection is the third book that I've read by Brené Brown.  I was not disappointed.  This book offers as set of guideposts toward Wholehearted living, which involves "engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness".  The guideposts include cultivating self-compassion, cultivating a resilient spirit, cultivating calm and stillness, and finding meaningful… Continue reading Book Review: The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown

Book cover: Resilient by Rick Hanson
Book Reviews

Book Review: Resilient by Rick Hanson

Resilient by psychologist Rick Hanson looks at how to build resilience given what we know about the neuroscience of learning.  Despite being grounded in science, it's refreshingly practical and simple. The book begins by identifying three basic human needs (safety, satisfaction, connection) and ways to meet those needs (recognizing, resourcing, regulating, relating).  These are set… Continue reading Book Review: Resilient by Rick Hanson

What is... insights into psychology series
Insights into Psychology

What Is… Resilience

In this series, I will dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms.  This week's term is resilience. Wikipedia defines resilience as an individual's ability to "successfully cope with adversity" and "bounce back from a negative experience with 'competent functioning'".  It's considered a learnable ability that can vary over time rather than a static… Continue reading What Is… Resilience