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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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The Rediscovery of Hope — And How It Changed My Life

“The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside…

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The Bullshit Myth of Success

“Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.” ― Albert Einstein What is success? You hear that word all the time,…

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How Losing A Friend Changed My Life

“Believe me, every heart has its secret sorrows, which the world knows not, and oftentimes we call a man cold, when he is only sad.”…

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Are You Dreaming Your Life Away?

“Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.”  ― Ralph Waldo Emerson Most of us have…

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The Most Important Part of Personal Growth

And How Easy It Is to Overlook “If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.”  —Gail Sheehy I’ve worked…

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What Is the Alternative to Your Current Life?

“You have the life you’re willing to put up with.” — Gary John Bishop Right now, I’m happy — but I know that could change at a moment’s notice.…

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