An Exercise: Affirm Your Future

Hi Everyone, Step 1: I would like to invite you to share in the comments section your short-term or long-term goal or goals. Don’t be shy. This is a safe space where judgment is never permitted. Step 2: After you list your goal, I would like you to list one or more steps that need to be taken to move you toward achieving your goal. Think deeply and choose steps that have been most impacted by procrastination. You might even list whyRead more

9 Signs of Borderline Personality Disorder

Written by Eric C., MA., PhD Candidate (USA) Founder of: MakeItUltra™ “Let us keep courage and try to be patient and gentle. And not mind being eccentric, and make distinction between good and evil.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh The purpose of this article is to educate readers on a serious mental illness that is said to affect 1.6% to 5.9% of adults in America. This is between 4 million to 14 million people. The purpose of this article is NOT toRead more

7 Ways to Uplift Your Mood

Written by Eric C., MA., PhD Candidate (USA) Founder of: MakeItUltra™ “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” ~Albert Einstein We all have bad days. Have you ever had the kind of day that makes you think, “What is it all about?” We might start questioning our jobs and even our lives. Pretty soon we find ourselves spiraling into sadness. It is important not to get stuck in a whirlpool of negativity. Always keep movingRead more

Fair Fighting Rules for Relationships

Written by Eric C., MA., PhD Candidate (USA) Founder of: MakeItUltra™ “An eye for an eye will only make the world blind” ~Mahatma Gandhi Arguments and relationships go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly. Unfortunately, arguments are not as sweet as jelly and don’t go over as smooth as peanut butter. When we argue with our loved ones, it is important to remember that it’s not necessary to deliver a knock out blow. Think of the argument as aRead more

Happy 1 Year Anniversary

Hi Everyone, I wanted to take a moment to thank you all for liking, commenting and subscribing to this blog. I have really enjoyed being a part of the blogging community. When I began this blog a year ago my only intention was to share positive and uplifting posts. It was also a way to unwind from dissertation writing. My blogging experience has far exceeded any expectation that I had in the beginning. Thank you for being a part ofRead more

Simple Steps for Eating Mindfully

Written by Eric C., MA., PhD Candidate (USA) Founder of: MakeItUltra™ “Mindful eating means simply eating or drinking while being aware of each bite or sip.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh In our fast paced society and ever present need to multi-task, many of us have forgotten the joys of eating. I personally know what it’s like to be so busy I forget to stop and smell the spaghetti :). This was written as a reminder to myself. Here are 5 tips on howRead more

5 Benefits of Journaling

Written by Caitlyn K., MA. (USA) Founder of: Living Without Limits Every therapist always has the same advice: keep a journal. We hear the advice so often, that we often dismiss it as meaningless. However, journaling can be very powerful and healing. Five Benefits of Journaling include (but are not limited to): 1. Externalizing your story We all carry this hidden story inside of us. Each of us has a darkness, a past, an issue we are trying to work through.Read more

4 Relationship Pitfalls

Written by Eric C., MA., PhD Candidate (USA) Founder of: MakeItUltra™ “When she asked him whether it was true that love conquered all, as the songs said. ‘It is true’, he replied, ‘but you would do well not to believe it.” ~Gabriel Garcia Marquez We would all like to believe that when we fall in love it will be forever. The truth is, love is a complicated and fluctuating emotion.  It is not a super hero power that will conquer all ofRead more

5 Important Qualities of Leadership

Written by Eric C., MA., PhD Candidate (USA) Founder of: MakeItUltra™ “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” ~John Quincy Adams Whether we are trying to lead a country or a household, we must remember it is both a privilege and a challenge to be given an opportunity to lead. Leaders are not born, but molded by the waves of life. Daily life truly is the best classroom and we must treatRead more