Author: Ronnie J

I was recently at a work function. I happened to be put on a table with other people my age. All of them were couples and I was the only single person. I had nothing in common with them: I was single, while they were engaged/married/married with kids. They were discussing buying homes while I still rent a tiny place that I barely bother to…

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“I’m trying to help my daughter find friends. She is so very unhappy. All she does is go to work, come home and watch TV. She has no life at all. It is her 38th birthday today and even family haven’t bothered. We all live together as we put a deposit on a property and she pays the mortgage. It leaves very little money for…

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Podcast #3 My Experience with Group Therapy This week, I share my experience with Group Therapy, a method of psychotherapy that involves not just you and a psychologist, but you and an entire group of people sharing thoughts, feelings, and similar problems. 1. I will explain what group therapy is 2. I will tell you how I personally got involved with group therapy 3. I…

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Do you want to know a secret? A secret to gaining the life and control over your life that you want for yourself? The secret is this: It’s not going to happen with you sitting at your computer browsing Reddit. My Own Experiences with Expanding Comfort Zones Now, you might think I am talking conceptually, when you yourself need real, actionable advice. But it is…

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With the introduction of the internet, many websites have revolutionized our lives. For those with shyness or social anxiety, the best website that has been invented is Meetup.com. Meetup.com is a website that let’s people organize social groups and events, usually around common interests or activities. Popular interests or activities found on Meetup.com include: technology interest entrepreneurship hiking foodies (people who enjoy trying and critiquing new…

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Have you ever added a new person on Facebook and felt proud? Like you’re achieving something? Like you’re actually a social person with a large social network? Here’s a truth: your Facebook friend count is meaningless. Facebook friends don’t count as real friends. And you want real friend. Before Facebook existed, people had friends. Real friends. And that count is what you should be focused on….

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It’s Friday. You hear your classmates or coworkers talking about what they’re going to do this weekend. You can’t help but eavesdrop. You hear about their exciting plans. And then you think about your own: you have none. That night, you’re home alone. You’ve got no one to keep you company. No one to call. No one to text. Maybe you decide to call your…

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Fear and anxieties are negative emotions that have a very strong influence on our behaviors. They keep us safe, but sometimes, they can hinder us. I met a man who grew up in South Korea after the Korean War. Today, South Korea is a wealthy country with a tremendous human capital and electronics industries. Back after the war however, South Korea was in ruins and…

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