Self-Help Interviews and More

Self-Help Articles

Sometimes, inner strength feels like a moving target: you have it, then you don’t, then you do again. Here, stories from people who, more often than not, have it figured out, sharing their absolute best techniques and advice.

Self-Help Interviews

Matt Kahn: “I Don’t Try to Love What I Don’t Love; Instead, I Witness My Feelings and Beliefs”

Matt Kahn: “Everything Is Here to Help You”

Mary Lou Stevens: “The More I Observe My Thoughts, The More I Realize How Funny They Are”

Mary Lou Stevens: “Don’t Blame Yourself. Don’t Blame Your Karma. Things Just Happen”

Subhan Schenker: “Just Watch the Mind–Nothing More”

Subhan Schenker: “Do Not Make Happiness a Goal”

Carrie Coe Phillips: “Buddhism Goes to the Root of the Problem”

Carrie Coe Phillips: “Meditation Gives Me Clarity”

Carrie Coe Phillips: “Make Friends With Your Depression”

Evan Griffith: “Wherever I Go, Meditation Goes With Me”

Evan Griffith: “How Do You Know Which Opportunities to Pursue?”

Anthony Amrhein: “For Three Weeks, I Was Enlightened”

Anonymous: “If What You’re Doing Isn’t Working, Try Something Else”

Leta Hamilton: “If I Don’t Love It, I Love That I Don’t Love It”

Leta Hamilton: “I Realized That Suffering Is My Friend”

Leta Hamilton: “I Love Myself More Than I Ever Thought Possible”

Leta Hamilton: “Meditation Gives Me a Feeling of Vastness”

Leta Hamilton: “Loving God Gives Me Joy”

Leta Hamilton: “Desire Is Missing”

Leta Hamilton: “None of It Scares Me. I Have So Much Fun”

Leta Hamilton: “There Is No Real Meditation”

Self-Help Success Stories

Frederick Zappone: “I Learned to Allow My Feelings”

Gary Leigh: “I Got Rid of the Voices in My Head”

Ingrid Vasquez: “Healing Begins with Therapy”

Guy Hoffman: “Art Heals the Body, Mind and Soul”

Katie Harp: “Forgiveness First. Then Positivity”

Evan Griffith: “My Inner Self Is a Four-Year-Old”

Mandy: “Dancing Helped Me Overcome Depression”

Travis Thomas: “After Doing the Byron Katie Method, My Boss Started Listening to Me”

Leta Hamilton: “When Peace Is Taken Care of, Everything Else Falls Into Place”

Jack Canfield: “The Power of Belief”

Greg Kuhn: “It Is Good”

Steve Pavlina: “I Went from Convicted Felon to Respected Author”

Sarah Joyce Bryant: “Affirmations Are Helping My Son Cope With Asperger’s”

Angelo Limon: “I Have a Family and a Future”

Terri Lynn: “I Chose Happiness”

Hannah Goss: “Everything Fell into Place”

Jenion: “I Decided That Today, I Would Not Be Anxious”

Alexander Svitych: “My Days Are Smooth and Calm”

Sal: “My Relationship With My Father Is Healing”

Mollie Player: “Sometimes, I Just Let Myself Hate Everything”

Mollie Player: “I Tried Matt Kahn’s Loving What Arises Technique for Depression”

Mollie Player: “Glennon Doyle’s ‘Love Warrior’ Helped Me Learn To Feel”

Mollie Player: “My Daily Recipe for Staying Mostly Depression-Free”

Mollie Player: “Therapy Helped Me Go Deeper”

Mollie Player: “My Monthly Checklist Is My Secret Weapon”

Mollie Player: “Byron Katie’s ‘The Work’ Works for Me”

Mollie Player: “Cognitive Therapy Is As Good As They Say It Is”

Mollie Player: “I Altered My Subconscious Beliefs Using CBT”

Mollie Player: “I Realized That What’s Happening to Me Is What’s Happening In My Own Mind”

Mollie Player: “Walking Inspires Me”

Mollie Player: “I Have a Wonderful Partner”

Mollie Player: “I Tried Positive Thinking for Depression”

Mollie Player: “Joe Vitale’s ‘Zero Limits’ Method Is Great. But There Are, In Fact, Limits”

Mollie Player: “Ten Seconds? I Can Do That”

Mollie Player: “Eckhart Tolle’s No-Mind Meditation Is Great. But So Is Thinking Sometimes”

Mollie Player: “I Tried Mantra Meditation for Depression”

Mollie Player: “I Tried Mindfulness for Depression”

Mollie Player: “I’m Learning to Love What Is”

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