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Life Is An Experiment

And You Are the Chief Scientist “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson In science, experimentation is…

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The Fear of Getting Hurt

And Why I’m Letting Go of It “Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no…

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Learning to Forgive Yourself

The Mistakes We Make “Forgiveness for ourselves and other is one of the main elements in growth. It allows us to free ourselves of the issues…

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Every Moment Matters

Cherishing the Present “I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and…

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Personal Growth Books Which Helped Transform My Life

Non-Fiction Edition “Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will…

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Loneliness and the Introvert

How to Balance Introversion and the Need for Connection “Sometimes I feel so- I don’t know – lonely. The kind of helpless feeling when everything…

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Why Escapism Is Not All Bad

“To live on a day-to-day basis is insufficient for human beings; we need to transcend, transport, escape; we need meaning, understanding, and explanation; we need…

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Everything Will End

The Blessing Of Today “There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.”  ― Frank Herbert There will be a last time…

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Forcing Change Doesn’t Work

The Problem with Self-Help Trends “Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” ― Aristotle I wrote an article on a while back about advice and why all…

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Are You In Control Of Life?

Or Is Life Controlling You? There are only a few who control themselves and their affairs by a guiding purpose; the rest do not proceed;…

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Why You Need to Rethink the “Grind” and “Hustle”

“Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” – Dolly Parton At the beginning of my career, I worked…

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Why Being Pissed Off Is a YOU Problem

“If it comes, let it come. If it goes, it’s ok, let it go. Let things come and go. Stay calm, don’t let anything disturb…

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The Decline of Common Courtesy

“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” ― Mark Twain This is going to be a bit of a…

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You Don’t Have to Explain Yourself

The Need to Justify Our Choices “Some things in life are too complicated to explain in any language.”  ― Haruki Murakami About a year ago, I…

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My Interests Don’t Need Your Approval

And Yours Don’t Need Mine “I can elect something I love and absorb myself in it.”  ― Anaïs Nin The world is full of people. A…

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Embracing the Struggle in Life

And What I’ve Learned from the Pain “We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes,…

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What Is Your Life Worth?

The Selling Of Our Hours For Comfort “There are thousands and thousands of people living lives of quiet, screaming desperation, working long hard hours at jobs…

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What Decisions Have You Made About Yourself?

Are They Really True? “A self is not something static, tied up in a pretty parcel and handed to the child, finished and complete. A self…

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You Don’t Need Permission to Live Your Life

“What am I living for and what am I dying for are the same question.” ―Margaret Atwood As children, we had to ask for permission…

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