Marta Brzosko

This May Not Be the Time for Traditional Self-Help Methods

As we’re slowly emerging from the pandemic, the way we feel may surprise us. As Melinda Wenner Moyer explained in her recent piece in Elemental, it’s perfectly natural that we’re not bursting with enthusiasm just yet. In fact, now is the moment when many people’s mental health is taking the biggest dip. For many of …

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How to Effectively Outsource Your Self-Knowledge

Recently, I’ve been forced to accept a hard truth about myself. I’m way more outgoing, knowledgeable, interesting, fun, confident, courageous, and eloquent than I used to think. You may think that I’m joking right now. How is this a “hard truth”? All these adjectives are everything one would want to be, right? But that doesn’t …

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What Is Self-Awareness? The Complete Framework for Self-Discovery

what is self awareness

Self-awareness is such a complex idea. We all want to improve it, but many find it hard to unpack the concept. What does it mean to be self-aware? Over the past few years, I’ve explored this question from many angles. At first, self-awareness seemed to be a primarily spiritual endeavor. I discovered that all my …

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How To Establish a Conscious Relationship With Yourself

relationship with self

I’ve recently become a bit bitter about self-improvement. Or at least, about that part of it that positions “positive behavior change” as the central part of personal growth. Habit building, morning routines, setting and achieving meaningful goals — all of these certainly have their place. But after five years of what I consider my deliberate “self-improvement journey,” …

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When Getting to Know Yourself Becomes an Obsession

getting to know yourself

Actively getting to know yourself is considered a noble pursuit. In some circles, self-awareness is the new holy grail. This has been my mantra for the past few years. I’ve both praised and relentlessly practiced introspection. Whenever I encountered external problems, I obsessively searched for their causes within. I prided myself to be brave enough …

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Ego Death: Why Trying To Kill The Ego Won’t Work For Spiritual Seekers

what is ego death and should you pursue it

Ego death became an attractive concept among spiritual seekers and psychonauts. It refers to temporarily transcending your sense of separate self and connecting to a broader, more inclusive consciousness. This experience – sometimes also called “ego loss” or “ego dissolution” – can be scary, fascinating and alluring all at the same time. Besides, how often …

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5-Minute Meditation To Cultivate Mindfulness Through Anxiety, Chaos and Stress (5 Audio Recordings)

5-minute meditation

You feel stressed. You feel anxious. Restless even. Not all the time. But when you do, it’s overwhelming. If only there was a way to deal with those feelings… Something you could use no matter where you are. Something that would allow you to look at your life from a healthy distance. Oh, wait. It …

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