Jan 7, 2020
On episode 35, Alen and Leon set New Year’s resolutions, Alen focuses on how he can become a more effective learner and Leon on how he can reduce his fear of vulnerability, strategies on attaining long term goals at the expense of short term gratification, and a more productive way of helping someone overcome their resistance to engaging in healthy behavior.
New Year’s resolutions tend to fail because we have a natural tendency toward short term gains. However, psychology and self-help offer us a way to increase motivation by restructuring the ways we see our goals and ourselves when achieving them.
We pressure ourselves and others to do, and be, better, which pushes us further away from the self-actualized people we want to become. Instead of pushing, Alen and Leon offer ways of reducing the resistance we feel toward maintaining, or even starting, our journeys.
Leon Garber is a philosophical writer, contemplating and elucidating the deep recesses of man's soul. He is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor/Psychotherapist — specializing in Existential Psychotherapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma Therapy — and manages a blog exploring issues of death, self-esteem, love, freedom, life-meaning, and mental health/mental illness, from both empirical and personal viewpoints.
Alen D. Ulman is a content creator and life long auto-didact. Alen manages the page Ego Ends Now which is a growing community for expanding consciousness with vital information about science, medicine, self actualization, philosophy, psychology and methods to overcome identification with compulsive thought. The purpose of Ego Ends Now is to make sure to give everyone in it's community every tool available to add levity in their own lives, making it a very real possibility for them to create a life of their own design, and help impact the world and our global community positively.