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Stop Making Excuses and Change Your Life

“Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses in your life; you realize everything that happens in life is a result of the previous…

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Why Self-Doubt Keeps You Stuck

And How to Begin to Overcome It I’ve struggled with self-doubt for decades. I doubted myself, my looks, my ability, everything. I was never enough.…

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Stop Complaining and Quit Your Job

But Make A Plan First We’ve all heard the phrase, “Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in…

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Being Human – What Does It Mean?

“There is some kind of a sweet innocence in being human- in not having to be just happy or just sad- in the nature of…

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Finding a New Life Through Honesty

“There is no ascent to the heights without prior descent into darkness, no new life without some form of death.” –Karen Armstrong I’ve gone through…

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Letting Go of Emotions

Finding Healthy Ways to Release “I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and…

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Practicing Self-Compassion

Being Kind to Yourself “Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.” ― Brene Brown “You are so stupid!” “Everyone hates you.” “You…

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Quiet Your Mind

“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.” -Caroline Myss I took my daughter to the…

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You Will Die

That Shouldn’t Be a Surprise “Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.” ―…

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How Stress Overdraws Your Energy Bank

And What to Deposit Instead “I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth diminishing your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself…

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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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