Why Do We Have Imaginary Arguments With People?

Having imaginary arguments with people in our heads is something we all do from time to time, although maybe you do it fairly often, which can make you ask yourself: is arguing this much in my head normal? Why am I doing it? Imaginary arguments, especially when they become intrusive and regular, are an interesting…

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Getting Over the Fear of Career Change

A driving factor that prevents people from leaving familiar but unsatisfying jobs in the search for something better is fear – fear of change, fear of the unknown, fear of rejection, fear of failure. Getting over the fear of career change is tough, especially if you have been in a job for many years, are…

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How to Develop a Stable Sense of Self-Worth

A group of American Buddhist teachers once met with the Dalai Lama during a conference, and one teacher, Sharon Salzberg, brought up the problem of unworthiness: “What do you think about self-hatred?” I asked when it was my turn to bring up an issue for discussion. I was eager to get directly to the suffering I…

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