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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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I Used to Look Forward to Death

But Now I Look Forward to Life “Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we…

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Why Am I Me?

And Why Are You, You? “You’ll never know who you are unless you shed who you pretend to be.”  ― Vironika Tugaleva I think a lot. Probably…

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Avoiding the Mid-Life Crisis

Tips for Those Who Aren’t There Yet “We don’t understand life any better at forty than at twenty, but we know it and admit it.”…

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Dealing With Judgment from Others

How to Live Life Without Apologies “Can you look without the voice in your head commenting, drawing conclusions, comparing, or trying to figure something out?” …

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Trying to Cure the Introvert

Why a Fix Isn’t Needed “Our culture made a virtue of living only as extroverts. We discouraged the inner journey, the quest for a center.…

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Being Open to the Possibilities

Of Life, Love, and Everything in Between “You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What…

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Who Do You Want to Be?

A Question for Myself (And You Too) “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest…

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Why You Should Trust Your Instincts

The Chase Which Leads Nowhere “I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun…

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Press Reset on Your Miserable Life

Stop Being Tired of Life and Find Joy “Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home… it’s your responsibility to love…

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Why You Need to Be Selfish

Despite the Meaning of the Word “An empty lantern provides no light. Self-care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightly.” – Unknown When…

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What Getting Older Means

Lessons Learned Along The Way “None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.”  – Henry David Thoreau Approaching another year gone, a lot of…

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Life Lessons from a Middle-Aged Passenger

Transitioning from Passenger to Driver As I inch closer to 50 and away from 40, I look back on my life and realize it has…

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How Shame Can Change the Course of Your Life

“We live in a world where most people still subscribe to the belief that shame is a good tool for keeping people in line. Not…

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Want to Find Your Purpose?

Learn from Your Passions “Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it” – Buddha Have…

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Your Career Does Not Define Your Worth

The Myth of Status And Having A “Real Job” “There are no prerequisites for worthiness.” – Brené Brown What is the first question typically asked…

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Why All Advice is Relative

But That Doesn’t Mean It’s Bullshit The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use…

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