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Category: Self-Improvement

Confessions of a Former Misanthrope

And Why My Misanthropy Was Flawed “The one thing in me more powerful than a general misanthropy is an inescapable compassion for individuals.”      -Jasper Sole…

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The Best Gifts Are Within Us

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart”  ― Helen Keller The…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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