Archives - Ben Michaelis, PhD

What's the Opposite of FOMO?

FOMO, or the Fear of Missing Out, is a modern day plague. True, FOMO may not smell as putrid as diseased livestock, harm you as much as pestilence, or creep you out as much as frogs on your pillow, but it is pretty bad, and it seems to be getting worse. When we compare other […]

How to Ruin Mother's Day

Overnight shipping from Amazon. Panicked, last minute phone calls to florists. Saturday night drug store runs to track down the last Mother’s Day card. Just this once, forget about all that. This Mother’s Day, do something different. Do something radical. Do something, dare I say, sacrilegious: Don’t buy your mother a gift. Before you throw your Whitman’s […]

Spring Cleaning: It's Not Just for Closets Anymore

3 Tips For De-Cluttering Your Mind To Get A Fresh Start This Spring Many people accumulate more stuff in their homes while spending more time indoors during the winter. If you look around you may notice gifts that you received but didn’t really want, cards you meant to send out (eek!) or that ambitious knitting […]

The 3 Ways Martin Luther King Jr. Saved Your Soul

If you are reading this, Martin Luther King Jr. saved your soul.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy as a leader and civil rights crusader is only a small fraction of his gift to the world. His enduring contributions are far greater and wider reaching for our shared experience and personal enlightenment. His work impacts every single person born into the world, even those born well after King passed.

The Blessing of Blessing

Dr. Ben Michaelis shares his experience sharing the blessing of blessing on a recent trip to attend the Oklahoma Creativity Forum, for