Titanic Volcanic Panic!
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Post No.: 0808   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Towards the same challenges/threats, some people panic while others don’t – hence it’s less to do with those challenges/threats and more to do with us as individuals, like our courage, resilience, cognitive capacities … Read More

ASMR, or the ‘Tingles’
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Post No.: 0801   Furrywisepuppy says:   ASMR, or autonomous sensory meridian response, is that nice tingly feeling around the scalp, neck and upper body. It’s a soothing sensation that can be triggered by certain kinds of visual, audio or … Read More

How Are You Feeling?
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Post No.: 0788   Furrywisepuppy says:   It’s difficult to resist anger or hatred (or indeed love, lust and all the other kinds of emotions and feelings) when they just come, and sometimes we shouldn’t. But if we learn about … Read More

When Will I, Will I Be Famous?
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Post No.: 0780   Furrywisepuppy says:   Celebrity culture is a product of the desires and aspirations stirred up by capitalism. It’s like religion in many ways – from the worshipping of idols, fansite ‘churches’, fans bragging about or inventing … Read More

We’re the Masters of Our Actions, Thoughts and Reactions
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Post No.: 0769   Fluffystealthkitten says:   We’ve learnt that under our command are our thoughts and actions. Everything else isn’t – like what others think, how they regard us, how well others do their jobs, their success, their habits, … Read More

Elevating Your Emotional Quotient or EQ
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Post No.: 0757   Fluffystealthkitten says:   The skills that contribute to social and emotional intelligence, like empathy and compassion, are often called ‘soft skills’ even though they’re usually the hardest things to bring in a high-pressured workplace. These skills … Read More

Caring About the Legacy We’ll Leave
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Post No.: 0745   Furrywisepuppy says:   Death doesn’t round life off with a satisfying finish like the ending of a movie or novel – it curtails, rather than completes, life. That’s unless we take charge of the narrative of … Read More

Mindfulness Practice at Work
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Post No.: 0730   Furrywisepuppy says:   Practising mindfulness was briefly mentioned as a way to minimise bouts of stress as a result of work in Post No.: 0723 by Fluffystealthkitten. Different types of mindfulness practice bring different benefits, such … Read More

Job Stresses and Pressures
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Post No.: 0723   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Stress is often defined as what we experience when the demands in front of us outweigh, or threaten to outweigh, the resources or reserves we have to meet them. Some stress is inevitable … Read More

Reframing Problems into Smaller Ones
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Post No.: 0717   Fluffystealthkitten says:   In Post No.: 0709, we learned that we cannot unilaterally govern external events but can ultimately choose how we feel and respond towards whatever happens in order to improve our well-being.   Although … Read More

Stoicism and the Equanimous Life
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Post No.: 0709   Fluffystealthkitten says:   The philosophy of stoicism is related to the everyday meaning of the word ‘stoic’ but there’s more to it than that.   The primary lesson that stoicism teaches us when it comes to … Read More

Show Respect to Receive Respect
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Post No.: 0701   Furrywisepuppy says:   What often makes our time at work or school a good or bad one is the quality and personal fit of the company we find there. Strongly arguably the greatest predictor of one’s … Read More

That Don’t Impress Me Much
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Post No.: 0693   Furrywisepuppy says:   Imagine if you were the only person in the world. Everything else is present as it is right now – such as the houses, cars, etc. and you can have whatever you like … Read More

Express Your Authentic Self
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Post No.: 0687   Furrywisepuppy says:   Tough fuzzy patches will inevitably arise at work, like when an unexpected (in timing) pandemic scuppers all plans. But conscientious people will fail less because they work hard. Conscientiousness and grit/determination are correlated. … Read More

With a Little Delicate Tact
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Post No.: 0683   Furrywisepuppy says:   Many of us have come to believe that work is to be endured, not enjoyed. After all, it’s work, not play, right?! But since our time at work during our working years totals … Read More

A Non-Judgemental and Non-Reacting Acceptance
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Post No.: 0676   Furrywisepuppy says:   There are many benefits to practising mindfulness, but it’s worth mentioning that it’s not a panacea for all our problems, not everybody likes doing it and it doesn’t work for everybody. Also, not … Read More

Negativity Bias and Giving More Import to Bad Things
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Post No.: 0667   Fluffystealthkitten says:   The recall of unpleasant memories is greater compared to with pleasant ones. This is because of our ‘negativity bias’. We tend to give more mental attention and weight to things that go wrong … Read More

The Dark Side of Positive Thinking
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Post No.: 0663   Furrywisepuppy says:   Positive thinking is beneficial when we otherwise would feel like giving up on something that’s worth persisting with – that belief that one can do something, because it is within reach that one … Read More

Status Symbols and Social Standing
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Post No.: 0650   Furrywisepuppy says:   Our social standing is a contextual and subjective rather than objective construct. We can be simultaneously respected highly by some groups and looked down upon by others. This is also why symbols that … Read More

Contentment is the True State of Success in Life
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Post No.: 0641   Furrywisepuppy says:   Contentment is the true overall furry goal in life, not the pursuit of happiness per se. Contentment needs no external input and is sourced primarily and sustainably from within, whereas happiness often requires … Read More

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