The Growth Digest
Taking your personal growth journey to the next level with the best stories from E.B. Johnson.
The Best Stories This Week
Meanwhile, the growth and the opportunity never stops. This week, we discovered (and re-disocvered) some of my best articles on life, love, and everything in-between. These are the best and most popular stories from E.B. Johnson on Practical Growth (and beyond) this week. Discover how you can safeguard your wellbeing and build better relationships. All while manifesting a life that is authentically your own.
What Your Reaction to the Queen’s Death Means
How have you reacted to the death of England’s longest running monarch? There’s a lot we can determine from how someone chooses to behave in this moment of grief. In fact, the way you’ve chosen to grieve can indicate a lot about your healing journey as a whole human…
Why Strangers Support You More Than Friends
Why don’t your friends and family support you as much as strangers? Why don’t they share your writing? Why don’t they come to your concerts? The reason is pretty shocking…and petty. When you realize why they’re not there for you, however, you can really appreciate who is…
Spotting Emotionally Immature Parents
Were you raised by an emotionally immature parent? We are forever scarred by our parents’ inability to provide safe and stable emotional environments. Do you feel like your parents blame you for everything bad in their lives? Feel like you can’t trust them or be vulnerable with them? You may have an emotionally immature parent.
A Few More of Your Favorites
More popular favorites from the Practical Growth blog.
- Psychology is a growing field like no other. Each day we discover a new aspect of the human psyche and come to understand how it comes to shape us. Geography has been a part of these stunning realizations. Do you know that where you live has a direct impact on your ability to be self-actualized and socially fulfilled? It’s true. Are you living in the place where you can be happiest?
- We’re not just scared of being abandoned or alone. For a lot of us, the real fear is rejection itself. We are mortally terrified we’ll be told we’re not good enough, not skilled enough. And when we hear that fated no? We fall apart entirely. This is what it’s like to live with high rejection sensitivity.
- It doesn’t make sense, does it? Why would a diagnosable narcissist choose to have a child? It’s a job that demands the utmost self-sacrifice and selflisness. So why would a narcissistic person choose to bring a child into the world? The answers are complex, and each one will surprise you more than the last.
Why Is Your Ideal Relationship So Boring?
If you’re like millions of other people, you’ve spent a lot of time thinking about (and even chasing) your ideal relationship. You’ve put in work to be a better person, you’ve sought better partners. So why does it all still feel so…blah?
Far from the excitement and butterflies, you may notice that getting your ideal relationship can feel boring. That’s especially true when you spend a long time with your new “perfect partner”. So what’s going on? Did you choose the wrong relationship?
Nope. That fairy-tale romance you’ve been waiting for? It’s going to be one of the most boring experiences in your life. Why? Shouldn’t it be the sweetest part of getting your happily ever-after?
That’s where you’ve been tricked. If you want a healthy relationship, you have to prepare yourself for an experience like nothing you’ve ever had before.