I speak a lot about romance and unavailable love on this page. The subject of why we can find ourselves so hung up on individuals who simply can’t give us what we need has always fascinated me — no less due to my own struggles in unrequited love. …


I’ve always had a love for biology, more specifically, human biology and it astounds me that others don’t share the same interest. Of course, everyone has their own passions but what can be more fascinating than how we function? …


Confusing our business for someone else’s will only negatively impact your life.

If you have a problem with comparing yourself to others, worrying about other people’s opinions, or are hung up on if someone does or does not like you, it’s likely you have a problem with the topic of today’s discussion: Not knowing where your business ends and someone else’s begins.


Remind yourself of these every day.

There are few things that I remind myself of each day and what I am sharing with you today is one of them. The 3 C’s of personal growth.

It’s no secret that personal development can be difficult and downright uncomfortable. So much so that many of us don’t pursue…


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Most of us have been there. Chasing after unavailable people, lowering our boundaries, putting up with behaviours that we would otherwise never accept, all for the prize of someone’s love who in reality, isn’t deserving of our attention in the first place. It’s an uncomfortable place to find yourself in…


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Roughly one year ago I took a tremendous leap in my personal growth journey in starting a Youtube channel and beginning to write a blog. For some, this may not seem a big deal but for someone who was terrified of self-expression, it was an incredible challenge.

From having to…


The secret to creativity we often forget.

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“Invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness “ Agatha Christie

Productivity is hailed in the 21st century. We do more, we get more, or so we’re told. …


It’s okay to feel like something’s not right for you. Quit searching for explanations to validate your opinions to those around you. It’s not always necessary.

I recently made the decision to quit Crossfit and in the lead up to notifying them of my decision, I couldn’t help but feel…


This past weekend I went out drinking. On Friday, on Saturday, and then on Sunday. Fast-forward to Tuesday this week and I’ve finally cleaned up the moldy pizza I brought home with me Sunday evening to eat. Lesson to learn? When I drink, my life suffers. …


Dating should be a pleasant experience and yet I can’t help but get extremely anxious during the early phases of a new connection; especially when it comes to texting. Waiting for replies, not knowing what to say or when to approach a conversation, arranging dates. …

Above The Middle

Joe Gibson. I created Above The Middle as a place for all things psychology, neurology + personal development. As a cathartic release, I hope my work serves you

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